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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 40°N - 73°W - North Atlantic Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2329 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2329 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2330 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2333 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2334 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2335 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2338 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2339 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2340 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2343 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2345 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2346 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2347 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2348 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2349 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2350 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2351 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2352 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2353 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2355 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2356 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2357 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - Show phase of cooling cloud tops - 26 Jan 2023 - 2358 UTC

This RGB will be phased out around 1 Feb 2023 and will be replaced by the Day Night Cloud Micro Combo RGB.

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 only usable 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)