Tag Archives: Weather satellite

Sentinel-3: A new window on the changing state of our oceans

Climate change is much discussed, says Dr Simon Keogh of the Met Office, and to inform the conversation the Met Office uses historical scientific data including sea-surface temperature records, based on data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) series … 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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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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Visible satellite image of triple lows over the UK

This visible satellite and rainfall radar image shows the three areas of low pressure affecting the UK today. We can see three low pressure areas showing up as swirls of cloud to the north of Scotland near Shetland, north of Northern Ireland … 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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Metop-B weather satellite launch Twitter interview

To celebrate the impending launch of weather satellite Metop-B, we held a twitterview – an interview conducted on Twitter, with EUMETSAT. Metop-B, due for launch on 17 September 2012, is the second of the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) satellites, which provide data for … Continue reading

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Latest weather satellite goes into orbit

The latest weather satellite in Europe’s highly successful Meteosat second-generation series has just gone into orbit after lifting off on an Ariane space rocket yesterday evening. It is now being moved into its precise position before it can provide continuous observations of … Continue reading

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