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

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0526 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0526 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0531 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0536 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0541 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0546 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0551 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0556 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0601 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0606 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0611 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0616 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0621 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Dec 2022 - 0621 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)