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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 - 01 Jul 2022 - 0357 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0357 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0406 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0410 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0412 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0413 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0417 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0428 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0429 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0430 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0433 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0436 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0437 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0438 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0439 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 01 Jul 2022 - 0444 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)