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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 - 17 Oct 2019 - 0035 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0035 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0036 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0037 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0037 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0039 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0039 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0040 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0040 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0041 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0042 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0042 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0048 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0049 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0051 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0059 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0116 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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