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GOES-East - Sector view: Central America - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1820 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1830 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1840 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1850 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1900 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1910 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1920 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 1950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2000 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2000 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2030 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2030 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2040 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2040 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2050 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2050 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2100 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2100 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2110 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2110 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2120 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2130 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2150 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2200 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2210 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 27 Sep 2021 - 2210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

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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