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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 18°N - 90°W - Campeche, Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1830 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1831 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1832 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1833 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1834 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1835 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1836 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1837 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1838 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1839 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1841 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1842 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1843 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1844 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1845 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1846 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1846 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1847 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1848 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1849 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1850 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1850 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1851 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1852 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1853 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1854 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1854 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1855 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1856 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1856 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1857 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1858 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1859 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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