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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 43°N - 92°W - Fayette County, IA

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1619 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1619 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1620 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1624 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1626 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1627 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1628 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1629 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1630 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1631 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1632 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1633 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1634 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1637 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1638 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1640 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1641 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1642 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1644 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1646 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1648 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1649 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1652 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1653 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1655 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1656 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1657 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Sep 2019 - 1700 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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