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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 31°N - 60°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1431 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1431 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1432 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1433 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1435 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1436 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1437 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1438 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1456 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1459 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Oct 2020 - 1459 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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