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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 - 29 May 2020 - 0348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0348 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0349 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0350 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0351 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0352 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0353 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0354 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0355 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0356 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0358 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0359 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0359 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0400 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0401 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0402 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0403 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0403 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0404 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0404 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0405 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0406 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0407 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0408 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0409 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0411 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0411 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0413 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0414 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0415 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0415 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0416 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0416 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0417 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 May 2020 - 0417 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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