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GOES-East - Sector view: U.S. Atlantic Coast - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1656 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1656 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1701 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1701 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1706 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1706 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1711 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1711 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1716 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1716 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1721 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1721 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1726 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1731 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1736 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1741 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1746 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1751 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 24 Jan 2021 - 1751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

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)

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