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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 26°N - 82°W - Collier County, FL

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Sep 2022 - 2358 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)