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GOES-West Mesoscale view - Day Cloud Phase at 55°N - 149°W - North Pacific Ocean

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2343 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 09 Aug 2020 - 2344 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0600 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0601 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0602 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0602 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0603 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0603 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0604 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0604 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0605 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0605 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0606 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0606 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0607 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0608 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0609 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0610 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0611 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0611 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0612 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0612 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0613 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0613 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0614 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0614 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0615 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0615 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0616 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0616 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0617 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0617 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0618 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0618 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0620 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0621 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 10 Aug 2020 - 0621 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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