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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 - 28 Nov 2020 - 1337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1401 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1401 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1402 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1402 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1412 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1412 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1413 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1413 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1416 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1416 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1417 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1417 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1421 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1421 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1422 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 28 Nov 2020 - 1422 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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