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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 for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2313 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2313 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2314 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2314 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2315 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2315 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2316 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2317 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2317 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2318 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2319 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2320 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2321 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2322 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2323 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2323 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2324 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2325 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2326 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2326 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2327 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2328 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2328 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2329 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2329 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2331 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2331 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2332 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2333 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2333 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2334 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2335 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2336 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2337 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2338 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2339 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2341 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2342 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Jan 2022 - 2342 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)