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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1414 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1414 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1415 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1416 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1417 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1418 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1419 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1420 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1423 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1424 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1425 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1426 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1427 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1428 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1429 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1430 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1431 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1432 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1433 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1434 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1435 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1436 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1437 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1438 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1439 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1440 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1441 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1442 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1443 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 02 Oct 2022 - 1443 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)