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GOES-East - Sector view: Northern Atlantic - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1110 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1110 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1120 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1120 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1130 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1130 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1140 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1140 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1150 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1150 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1200 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1200 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1210 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1210 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1220 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1220 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1230 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1230 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1240 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1240 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1250 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1250 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1300 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 17 Jan 2021 - 1300 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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