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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 41°N - 102°W - Perkins County, NE

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0431 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0431 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0432 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0433 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0434 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0435 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0436 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0437 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0438 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0439 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0440 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0444 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0445 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0446 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0447 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0448 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0449 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0451 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0452 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0453 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0454 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0455 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0456 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0457 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0458 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0459 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 07 Mar 2021 - 0459 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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