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Baseline Products: Cloud Phase

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Example of the Cloud Phase product as generated by the GOES-R Cloud Phase algorithm using Meteosat-8/SEVIRI data on 10 August 2006 12:00 UTC.
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The Cloud Type algorithm will use four GOES-R ABI infrared spectral bands to determine four different cloud phases: warm (>0C) liquid water, supercooled liquid water, mixed, and ice. The Cloud Phase product is a prerequisite for generating other downstream products that include Cloud Height, Cloud Optical Properties, Fog Detection/Depth, and Aircraft Icing. The Cloud Top Phase product will enable meteorologists to better monitor and track changes in the water properties of clouds, improve icing forecasts for the aviation community, and aid in improving warnings for severe weather. Cloud Phase product information can also be used in advanced ABI applications such as severe weather prediction and tropical cyclone intensity estimation.