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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 36°N - 76°W - Tyrrell County, NC

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0539 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0540 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0541 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0542 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0543 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0544 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0559 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0601 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0602 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0603 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0603 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0604 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0605 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0606 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0606 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 11 Aug 2022 - 0609 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)