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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 41°N - 117°W - Elko County, NV

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0508 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0508 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0509 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0514 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0515 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0520 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0525 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0527 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0528 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0529 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0530 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0533 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0534 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0535 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0536 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 22 Jul 2021 - 0537 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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