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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 - 17 Jan 2021 - 1226 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1226 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1231 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1231 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1236 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1241 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1246 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1251 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1256 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1301 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1306 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1311 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1316 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1321 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1321 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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