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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 21°N - 83°W - South of Cuba

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1043 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1043 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1052 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2022 - 1058 UTC
 

About Day Cloud Phase

This RGB is used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops to monitor convective initiation, storm growth, and decay. It can also be used to identify snow on the ground. The Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB takes advantage of cloud reflectance differences between the visible and near infrared channels and temperature variances between land and clouds in the infrared to provide increased contrast between background surfaces and phases of clouds (i.e., water vs. ice). Due to its reliance on visible bands 2 and 5, it is onlyusable during daylight hours. This RGB composite was developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for Himawari-8. Interpretation is still under investigation.

• For more details, see the Day Cloud Phase Product Guide, (PDF, 757 KB)