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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1140 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1150 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1150 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1200 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1210 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1220 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1230 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1240 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1250 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1250 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1300 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1310 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1310 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1320 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1320 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1330 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1330 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1340 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1340 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1400 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1410 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1410 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1420 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1420 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1430 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1430 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1440 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1440 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1450 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1450 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1500 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1500 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1510 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1510 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1520 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1520 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1530 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1530 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1540 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 24 Sep 2021 - 1540 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)

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