NOAA GOES Image Viewer website
5 Jun 2020 - 06:15 EDT
5 Jun 2020 - 10:15 UTC

GOES-East - Sector view: Canada - Nighttime Microphysics

2 hour loop - 12 images - 10 minute update

To enlarge, pause animation & click the image. Hover over popups to zoom. Use slider to navigate.

  

  
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0800 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0800 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0810 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0810 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0820 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0820 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0830 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0830 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0840 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0840 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0850 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0850 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0900 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0900 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0910 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0920 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0930 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0940 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0950 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 05 Jun 2020 - 0950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
 

About Nighttime Microphysics

Nighttime Microphysics RGB The distinction between low clouds and fog in satellite imagery is challenging. While the difference between the 10.4 and 3.9 μm channels has been a regularly applied product to meet aviation forecast needs, the Nighttime Microphysics (NtMicro) RGB adds another channel difference (12.4- 10.4 μm) as a proxy to cloud thickness and repeats the use of the 10.4 μm thermal channel to enhance areas of warm (i.e. low) clouds where fog is more likely. The NtMicro RGB is also an efficient tool to quickly identify other cloud types in the mid and upper atmosphere.

• For more details, see the Nighttime Microphysics RGB Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.41 MB)

Wait for animated GIF to build; then download.