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Tag Archives: Satellite imagery
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
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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How do you like your weather summary?
For the last few months, we have created weather summary videos using satellite imagery and pressure charts, along with our climate summary, to explain the weather we’ve seen in the UK over the past month. We’ve experimented with two different formats … Continue reading
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Saharan dust heads for the UK
A wind storm that developed over northwestern Africa on the 3rd and 4th April left a legacy of Saharan dust in the atmosphere over parts of Western Europe. Gusty winds reached 50mph at times over southern Morocco and western Algeria … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office Images, Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Africa, dust, Met Office, NASA, sahara, saharan dust, Satellite imagery 1 Comment
Image of snow across the UK
Satellite image of snow across the northern half of the UK taken at 1257 on 8th December 2010. This image was taken by the NASA MODIS satellite.
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