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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0321 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0321 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0346 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0406 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0416 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0426 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0431 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0436 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0441 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0446 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0451 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0456 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0501 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0506 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0511 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0511 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0516 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 29 Nov 2021 - 0516 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

About Day Cloud Phase

This RGB is used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops to monitor convective initiation, storm growth, and decay. It can also be used to identify snow on the ground. The Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB takes advantage of cloud reflectance differences between the visible and near infrared channels and temperature variances between land and clouds in the infrared to provide increased contrast between background surfaces and phases of clouds (i.e., water vs. ice). Due to its reliance on visible bands 2 and 5, it is onlyusable during daylight hours. This RGB composite was developed by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for Himawari-8. Interpretation is still under investigation.

• For more details, see the Day Cloud Phase Product Guide, (PDF, 757 KB)

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