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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 17°N - 95°W - Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0000 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0001 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0002 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0003 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0005 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0006 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0010 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0011 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0013 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0014 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0016 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0017 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0018 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0019 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0020 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0025 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0028 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Jun 2021 - 0029 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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