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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 for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1857 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1858 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1859 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1900 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1900 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1901 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1901 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1902 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1902 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1903 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1903 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1904 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1904 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1905 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1905 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1906 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1906 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1907 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1907 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1909 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1909 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1910 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1910 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1911 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1911 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1912 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1912 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1913 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1913 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1914 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1914 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1915 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1915 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1916 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1916 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1917 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1917 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1919 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1919 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1920 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1920 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1921 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1921 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1922 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1922 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1923 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1923 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1924 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1924 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1925 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1925 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1926 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1926 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1927 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1927 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1929 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Dec 2022 - 1929 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)