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GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Mississippi Valley - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0336 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0341 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0346 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0351 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0356 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0401 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0401 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0406 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0411 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0411 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0416 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0421 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0421 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0426 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0431 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 09 Dec 2021 - 0431 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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