Meteosat Second Generation is operated by The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and provides almost continuous images to meteorologists and researchers in Europe and around the world. This includes visible, infra-red, water vapour, High Resolution Visible (HRV) images and the derived cloud top height, cloud top temperature, fog, snow detection, and volcanic ash products. These images are available for a range of geographical areas. Images are available from March 2005 onwards at a frequency of 15 minutes (some are hourly) and are at least 24 hours old.
This dataset contains snow detection product images from the MSG satellites over Central Africa.
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Data obtained by satellite from March 2005, prepared by the Met Office and stored in the BADC archive.
Operational satellite data.
Images are GIF formatted
|Meteosat Second Generation|
|Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager - SEVIRI-1||Deployed on: Meteosat Second Generation 1 (MSG-1) or METEOSAT-8|
Mobile platform operations
|Mobile Platform Operation 1||Mobile Platform Operation for: Meteosat Second Generation 1 (MSG-1) or METEOSAT-8|
Computation Element: 1
|Title||Meteosat Second Generation 1 (MSG-1) or METEOSAT-8|
|Abstract||Deployed on Meteosat Second Generation 1 (MSG-1) or METEOSAT-8. Launched on 28 August 2002, the first Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite became operational on 29 January 2004, when it was redesignated Meteosat-8. Since then it has continuously returned highly detailed imagery of Europe, the North Atlantic and Africa every 15 minutes, for operational use by meteorologists. MSG-1 has a nominal lifetime of seven years.|
- long_name: Snow
- gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290
- gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
- names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G290, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow