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New eye in the sky to help UK weather forecasts

A new weather satellite is circling the earth. The JPSS-1 satellite, launched this weekend (18 November 2017) will provide a huge array of observational, near real-time, data which will be shared with US national and international partners including the Met … Continue reading

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GOES-R – taking weather observation to new heights

Four decades after the launch of NOAA’s first weather-observing satellite, meteorologists are excited about the capabilities of the next-generation model – GOES-R – which is due for launch tomorrow. Dr Simon Keogh leads the Met Office’s Satellite Data Products and … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes peeled for eyes in the sky

On a clear night, when looking up at the heavens, it may be tempting to imagine that those little lights in the night sky are just stars, planets or aircraft, says Dr Simon Keogh, in the latest of a series … Continue reading

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Without satellites, would forecasting regress to the 1970s?

The 1970s may be memorable for many things, but the accuracy of weather forecasting wouldn’t make the shortlist, says Dr Simon Keogh who leads the Met Office Satellite Data Products and Systems group with the third post in a four-part … Continue reading

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A man-made constellation in the night sky

Thanks to a ring of satellites operated by Europe, USA, Japan, China, India, Russia and South Korea we now have large-scale coverage of the Earth and an insight into how our complex weather patterns are changing hour-by-hour, day-by-day and year-by-year, … Continue reading

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Looking down on the weather: a brief history

Today we can be inclined to take rocket launches for granted, says Dr Simon Keogh who leads the Met Office Satellite Data Products and Systems group in the first of a series of blogs on satellites. There was once a … Continue reading

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Weather satellite set for launch

Metop-B, the second of the EUMETSAT Polar orbiting satellites, which provide data for use by meteorologists and climate scientists at the Met Office and around the world, will be launched today. Metop-B is scheduled to be launched by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading

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