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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 39°N - 70°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1327 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1327 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1328 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1330 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1342 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1347 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1351 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1354 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1359 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1403 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1410 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1415 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1429 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1432 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1439 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1442 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1444 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1450 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1452 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1455 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1456 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Oct 2019 - 1459 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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