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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 23°N - 93°W - Gulf of Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0932 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0932 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0935 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0935 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0937 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0937 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0938 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0938 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0941 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0941 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0943 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0943 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0947 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0947 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 0959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1000 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1002 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1004 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1014 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)

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