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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 42°N - 93°W - Marshall County, IA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1047 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1047 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1048 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1049 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1050 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1051 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1052 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1053 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1054 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1055 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1058 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1103 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1104 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1105 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1106 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1107 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1108 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1109 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1111 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1112 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1113 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jan 2021 - 1115 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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