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GOES-East Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 44°N - 95°W - Cottonwood County, MN

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1932 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1932 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1933 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1933 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1934 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1934 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1935 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1935 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1936 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1936 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1937 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1937 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1938 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1938 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1939 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1939 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1941 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1941 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1942 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1943 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1943 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1944 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1945 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1947 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1947 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1948 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1949 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1952 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1953 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1954 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1955 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1957 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1958 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1959 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 08 Jul 2020 - 1959 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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