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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 used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1133 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1134 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1135 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1136 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1137 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1138 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1139 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1141 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1142 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1143 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1144 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1145 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1146 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1147 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1148 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1148 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1149 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1149 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1151 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1152 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1153 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1154 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1155 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Mar 2021 - 1155 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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