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GOES-East - Sector view: Northeast - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1551 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1556 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1601 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1606 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1611 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1616 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1621 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1626 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1626 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1631 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1631 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1636 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1636 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1641 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1641 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1646 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 20 Jan 2022 - 1646 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)