24-hr Microphysics RGB
A 2-page Quick Guide (PDF) describes the fundamental aspects of the 24-hr Microphysics RGB, via EUMETSAT development. This product is closely related to the Nighttime Microphysics (NtMicro) RGB except it uses the 8.7µm channel in the green component instead of the 3.7µm channel in order to avoid the influence of the solar reflectance on the 3.7µm during the day. Therefore, this RGB provides similar information on cloud thickness, phase, and height, to identify visiblity and ceiling hazards to aviation. However, the 24-hr Microphysics benefit is its use both day and night, which allows users to consistently track features without having to use multiple imagery channels/products. This Quick Guide style is intended to help users recall important points from foundational training. The PDF can be printed and used as a job aid in the operations area. The PDF can be downloaded for local use via intranet or within the user’s display system.
Author (s): Kevin Fuell
Publication Date: February 2017
Categories: Multispectral (RGB) Imagery