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

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Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2236 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2236 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2241 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2241 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2246 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2246 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2251 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2251 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2256 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2256 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2301 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2301 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2306 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2306 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2311 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2311 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2316 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2316 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2321 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2326 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2326 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2331 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2331 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2336 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2336 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2341 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2341 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2346 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2351 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2351 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2356 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 03 Mar 2021 - 2356 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0001 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0006 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0011 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0016 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0016 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0021 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0021 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0026 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0026 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0031 UTC
Nighttime Microphysics - RGB used to distinguish clouds from fog - 04 Mar 2021 - 0031 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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