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GOES-East - Sector view: Gulf of Mexico - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2006 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2011 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2016 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2021 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2026 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2031 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2031 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2036 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2036 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2041 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2041 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2046 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2046 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2051 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2051 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2056 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2056 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2101 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 13 Jun 2021 - 2101 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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