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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2027 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2027 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2028 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2029 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2030 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2031 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2032 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2033 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2034 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2035 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2036 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2037 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2039 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2040 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2041 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2042 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2043 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2044 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2045 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2046 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2046 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2047 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2049 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2050 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2051 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2052 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2053 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2054 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2055 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2056 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2057 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 2058 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)