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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 - 25 Jul 2021 - 2230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2230 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2233 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2234 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2238 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2242 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2243 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2244 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2245 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2246 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2247 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2248 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2249 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2250 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2251 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2252 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2254 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2255 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2257 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2258 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 25 Jul 2021 - 2259 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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