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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 40°N - 117°W - Near Lander County, NV

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0730 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0730 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0731 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0734 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0735 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0737 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0738 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0739 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0740 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0741 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0742 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0743 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0744 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0745 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0747 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0747 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0748 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0749 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0749 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0750 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0751 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0756 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0757 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0758 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 21 Sep 2021 - 0759 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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