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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 - 04 Apr 2020 - 2206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2206 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2207 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2207 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2208 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2208 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2209 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2209 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2210 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2210 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2211 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2212 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2213 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2214 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2215 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2216 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2217 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2217 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2218 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2219 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2220 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2221 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2222 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2222 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2223 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2223 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2224 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2225 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2226 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2227 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2227 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2228 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2228 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2229 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2229 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2231 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2232 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2233 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2233 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2234 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2234 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2235 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 04 Apr 2020 - 2235 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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