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Comparing Meteosat-8 and Meteosat-10 imagery – The Case of Tropical Cyclone Enawo

Comparison of Meteosat-8 and -10 Day Microphysics images showing the difference in resolution. Source: EUMeTrain, ePort Pro

Comparison of Meteosat-8 and -10 Day Microphysics images showing the difference in resolution. Source: EUMeTrain, ePort Pro

Jochen Kerkmann and HansPeter Roesli presented a case study comparing imagery of the Tropical Cyclone Enawo captured by both satellites, Meteosat-8 and Meteosat-10. Using EUMeTrain ePort Pro to show the comparisons, they concluded Meteosat-8’s new position over the Indian Ocean (replacing Meteosat-7) allows for better quality imagery of Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones.

You can read the full story and check out the comparisons at http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Images/ImageLibrary/DAT_3407431.html

Americas and Caribbean Focus Group session – 9 March 2017, 16:00 UTC

VLab RFG Americas and Caribbean - Recorded session: February 2017 - Part B

VLab RFG Americas and Caribbean – Recorded session: February 2017 – Part B

 

A session of the Americas and Caribbean Focus Group will take place tomorrow 9 March 2017, at 16:00 UTC. As usual, the weather briefing discussions will be held in English and Spanish.

All welcome to attend. Participation is free of charge.

 

You can register to attend today’s session at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2624788622500703236

If you cannot participate in the live event this time, you may consider watching the recordings at a more convenient time for you. Recorded sessions are made available ASAP after the event, and can be found at:   http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/rmtc/fg_recording.asp

 

The first imagery from China’s next-generation weather satellite was released

The first imagery from FY-4A, the first of China’s second-generation geostationary meteorological satellites, was released on 27 February.

FY-4A - Full Disk Image

FY-4A – Full Disk Image

FY-4A was launched on December 2016 and has nearly three-times more spectral channels than the earlier generation of FY-2 satellites.

The Chinese second-generation satellite will support forecasts and warnings, numerical weather prediction, wildfire and space weather monitoring. It is expected that a wide range of uses and societal benefits will be provided, including greater support to disaster management.

For more information on FY-4A and additional images, please visit http://www.cma.gov.cn/en2014/20150311/20170224/201702/t20170228_396432.html