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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 39°N - 119°W - Lyon County, NV

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2002 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2003 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2003 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2004 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2005 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2007 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2008 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2009 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2012 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2013 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2014 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2015 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2017 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2018 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2018 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2019 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2021 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2022 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2022 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2023 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2024 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2024 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2025 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2025 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2026 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2027 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2027 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2028 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2028 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2029 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 14 Aug 2020 - 2029 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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