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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 40°N - 101°W - Rawlins County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0732 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0732 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0733 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0734 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0734 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0735 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0736 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0737 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0737 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0738 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0738 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0739 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0740 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0740 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0742 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0742 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0743 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0748 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0748 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0750 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0750 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0752 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0752 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0753 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0754 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0754 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0755 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0758 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0758 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0759 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0759 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0800 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jul 2020 - 0800 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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