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MSG: Water vapour imagery over the full disc (2006 - 2008)

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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
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The Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites, operated by EUMETSAT (The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites), provide almost continuous imagery to meteorologists and researchers in Europe and around the world. These include visible, infra-red, water vapour, High Resolution Visible (HRV) images and derived cloud top height, cloud top temperature, fog, snow detection and volcanic ash products. These images are available for a range of geographical areas.

This dataset water vapour images from MSG satellites over the full disc. Imagery available from December 2006 to April 2008 at a frequency of 15 minutes (some are hourly).

Citable as:  EUMETSAT (2007): MSG: Water vapour imagery over the full disc (2006 - 2008). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: MSG, water vapour, Satellites, full disc


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Data lineage:

Data obtained by satellite from March 2005, prepared by the Met Office and stored in the BADC archive.

Data Quality:
Operational satellite data.
File Format:
Images are PNG formatted

Related Documents

 Meteosat Second Generation

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9

Computation Element: 1

Title Water Vapour imagery Products Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9
Abstract Water Vapour images derived from Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor
  • names: Water Vapor,

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