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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 - 16 Oct 2019 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2350 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2352 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2353 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2354 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2356 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2357 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2358 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 16 Oct 2019 - 2359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0000 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0001 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0008 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0009 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0010 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0012 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0013 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0015 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0018 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0018 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 0023 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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