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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 36°N - 107°W - Sandoval County, NM

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1345 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1345 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1346 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1347 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1349 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1350 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1351 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1353 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1359 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1400 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1402 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1404 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1405 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1406 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1410 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1411 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1414 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1415 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1417 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Jun 2022 - 1421 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)