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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 25°N - 110°W - Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1200 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1200 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1202 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1203 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1204 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1205 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1206 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1207 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1208 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1209 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1210 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1211 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1212 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1213 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1214 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1215 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1216 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1217 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1218 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1219 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1220 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1221 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1224 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1225 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1226 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1227 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1228 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Sep 2019 - 1229 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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