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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 39°N - 94°W - Lafayette County, MO

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1308 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1308 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1309 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1310 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1311 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1312 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1313 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1314 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1315 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1316 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1317 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1318 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1319 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1320 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1321 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1322 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1323 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1324 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1325 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1326 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1327 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1328 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1328 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1329 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1329 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1330 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1331 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1332 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1333 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1334 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 1406 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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