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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 - 18 Aug 2022 - 1606 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1606 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1609 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1610 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1611 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1612 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1613 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1614 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1615 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1616 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1617 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1617 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1618 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1618 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1619 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1620 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1621 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1622 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1623 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1624 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1625 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1626 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1627 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1628 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1629 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1630 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1631 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1632 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1633 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1634 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Aug 2022 - 1635 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)