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GOES-West - Sector view: Pacific Southwest - Day Cloud Phase

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1921 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1921 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1926 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1926 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1931 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1931 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1936 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1936 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1941 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1941 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1946 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1946 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1951 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1951 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1956 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 1956 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2001 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2001 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2006 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2006 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2011 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2011 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2016 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB for evaluating phase of cooling cloud tops - 17 Jan 2022 - 2016 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)