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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1258 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1258 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1259 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1259 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1300 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1300 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1301 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1302 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1304 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1304 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1305 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1305 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1306 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1307 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1307 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1311 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1312 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1312 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1313 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1313 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1314 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1314 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1315 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1315 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1316 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1317 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1317 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1318 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1318 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1319 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1319 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1321 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1323 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1323 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1324 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1324 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1325 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1325 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1326 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1327 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1327 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1328 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1328 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1329 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Dec 2022 - 1329 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)