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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 Oct 2021 - 1500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1500 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1501 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1504 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1506 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1507 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1508 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1512 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1513 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1514 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1515 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1516 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1517 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1518 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1519 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1520 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1522 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1524 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1525 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1526 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1527 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1528 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 18 Oct 2021 - 1529 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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