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Tag Archives: European Space Agency
Innovative space weather monitoring projects receive UKRI funding
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced funding for five projects focused on improving the UK’s capability to predict and mitigate the hazards of space weather. The projects will incorporate new research to further develop the space weather models used … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged European Space Agency, Met Office Space Weather Centre, Met Office Space Weather Operation Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, NERC, Space Weather Instrumentation Measurement Modelling and Risk, STFC, UK Research and Innovation, UK Space Agency, UKRI Comments Off on Innovative space weather monitoring projects receive UKRI funding
The impact of coronavirus on Met Office observations
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to affect the activities of society as a whole, and the weather observing network is no exception. The pandemic has led to a sharp fall in the number of flights around the world and therefore a loss of aircraft-based observations, including … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged EUMETSAT, European Space Agency, Met Office, numerical weather models, numerical weather prediction, satellite, satellite observations, Weather Observations, Weather satellite Comments Off on The impact of coronavirus on Met Office observations
Preparing for when the sun wakes up
Written by Mark Gibbs, Head of Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre and Dr Mario Bisi, Space Weather Scientist, STFC RAL Space Experts from across the globe are in the UK this week discussing plans for a new European space … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged European Space Agency, Met Office, Met Office Space Weather Centre, space weather, space weather forecasts Comments Off on Preparing for when the sun wakes up
Watch this space!
Space weather is just the environmental conditions in space that can have an effect on Earth. The most recognisable and visible of these is arguably the auroras (Northern and Southern Lights). However, as well as these spectacular natural phenomena, space … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged European Space Agency, Met Office, solar, solar cycle, solar storm, solar wind, space weather, Sun, sun spot, UK Space Agency, weather, weather forecasting Comments Off on Watch this space!
Can space tech help measure the weather?
This summer the Met Office was able to take advantage of a nanosatellite being used as a technology demonstrator by the European Space Agency (ESA) to gather weather information. The satellite, GomX-3, was built by the Danish CubeSat developer GomSpace. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged CubeSat, European Space Agency, GomSpace, numerical weather models, observations, satellite, temperature, wind Comments Off on Can space tech help measure the weather?
ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT
Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations, following the three-day Launch and Early Orbit Phase conducted. The handover follows the launch of Metop-B on 17 September. Since the launch all of Metop-B’s systems have been deployed and checked. This has … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged Darmstadt, EUMETSAT, EUMETSAT Polar System, European Space Agency, metop, Metop-B, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Comments Off on ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT
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