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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 32°N - 84°W - Sumter County, GA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1639 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1639 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1640 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1641 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1642 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1643 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1644 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1645 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1646 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1647 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1648 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1649 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1650 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1651 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1652 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1653 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1654 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1655 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1656 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1657 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1658 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1659 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1702 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1707 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2020 - 1708 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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