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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 70°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0600 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0601 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0613 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0614 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0615 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0616 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0617 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0618 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0619 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0620 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0624 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0625 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0626 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0627 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Sep 2021 - 0629 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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