The Natural Color RGB

Information received from the three channels that contribute to the RGB combination

NIR IR Optical thickness and particle phase and size - information about water droplets as well as small and large ice droplets
VIS 02 Optical thickness and differences in vegetation - "greenness" of vegetation
VIS 01 Optical thickness: albedo - information about cloud thickness

Resulting colors for typical features

Gray Thick water clouds
Cyan Ice clouds, snow
Green Vegetation
Red vegetation free land, desert
Black Ocean

Typical application areas

  • First impression of the large scale weather
  • Differentiation of water and ice clouds