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

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0821 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0826 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0836 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0841 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0846 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0851 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0856 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0906 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0911 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0911 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0916 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0916 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0921 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0926 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 06 Jul 2022 - 0926 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)