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GOES-East - Sector view: Gulf of Mexico - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1726 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1726 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1731 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1731 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1736 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1736 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1741 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1741 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1746 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1746 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1751 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1751 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1756 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1756 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1801 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1801 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1806 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1806 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1811 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1816 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1821 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jul 2022 - 1821 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)