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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 32°N - 81°W - Chatham County, GA

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0224 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0224 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0225 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0239 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0240 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0241 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0247 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0249 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0250 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0253 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0254 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0255 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0256 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0256 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 0257 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)