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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 27°N - 79°W - The Bahamas

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1904 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1904 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1905 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1905 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1906 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1906 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1907 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1907 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1908 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1908 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1909 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1909 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1910 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1910 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1911 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1911 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1912 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1912 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1913 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1913 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1914 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1914 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1915 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1915 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1916 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1916 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1917 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1917 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1918 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1918 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1919 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1919 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1920 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1920 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1921 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1921 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1922 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1922 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1923 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1923 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1924 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1924 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1925 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1925 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1926 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1926 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1927 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1927 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1928 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1928 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1929 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1929 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1932 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1932 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1933 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Aug 2019 - 1933 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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