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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 22°N - 160°W - Near US (Kaua'i, Ni'ihau, Ka'ula)

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1545 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1546 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1547 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1548 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1549 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1550 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1551 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1552 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1553 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1554 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1555 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1556 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1557 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1557 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1558 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1559 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1600 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1602 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1602 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1603 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1604 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1605 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1606 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1610 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1611 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1612 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1613 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Jul 2020 - 1614 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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