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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 39°N - 99°W - Russell County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1331 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1332 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1333 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1334 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1335 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1336 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1337 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1338 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1340 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1341 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1342 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1343 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1346 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1346 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1349 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1400 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 1400 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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