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GOES-East - Sector view: Southern Plains - Nighttime Microphysics

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1531 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1531 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1536 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1536 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1541 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1541 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1546 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1546 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1551 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1551 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1556 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1556 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1601 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1601 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1606 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1606 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1611 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1611 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1616 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1616 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1621 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1621 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1626 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB to distinguish clouds from fog - 28 Oct 2021 - 1626 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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