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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 - 28 Jan 2020 - 0429 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0429 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0431 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0431 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0432 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0432 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0433 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0433 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0434 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0434 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0435 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0435 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0436 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0436 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0437 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0437 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0438 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0438 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Jan 2020 - 0458 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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