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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 37°N - 86°W - Barren County, KY

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1229 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1229 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1232 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1235 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1236 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1237 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1238 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1239 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1239 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1240 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1241 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1242 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1242 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1243 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1243 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1244 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1245 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1246 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1247 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1247 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1248 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1249 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1249 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1250 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1253 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1254 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1255 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1256 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1256 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1257 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1258 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2020 - 1258 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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