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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 - 06 Dec 2019 - 2103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2103 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2104 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2105 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2106 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2107 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2108 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2109 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2111 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2112 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2113 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2114 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2115 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2116 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2117 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2118 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2119 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2121 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2122 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2123 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2123 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2124 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2124 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2125 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2126 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2127 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2128 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2129 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2131 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2132 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 06 Dec 2019 - 2132 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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