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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 40°N - 99°W - Smith County, KS

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0831 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0831 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0832 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0832 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0833 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0833 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0834 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0834 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0835 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0835 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0836 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0836 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0837 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0837 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0847 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0850 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0850 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0851 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0851 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0852 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0852 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Aug 2020 - 0859 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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