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

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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0840 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0850 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0900 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0910 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0910 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0920 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0920 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0930 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0930 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0940 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0940 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0950 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 0950 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1000 UTC
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Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1010 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1010 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1020 UTC
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1020 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid for
Day Cloud Phase - RGB used to evaluate the phase of cooling cloud tops - 05 Jun 2020 - 1030 UTC
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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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