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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 25°N - 89°W - Gulf of Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1649 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1649 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1651 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1651 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1652 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1652 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1653 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1656 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1657 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1659 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1700 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1702 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1703 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1705 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1706 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1707 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1708 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1709 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1710 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1710 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1711 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1712 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1717 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1718 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1718 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1721 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1722 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1725 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1728 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1729 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1731 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1732 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1733 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1734 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2019 - 1737 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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