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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 38°N - 75°W - Near Worcester County, MD

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0053 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0054 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0055 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0056 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0057 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0058 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0059 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0101 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0102 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jan 2022 - 0122 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)