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Dataset

 

MSG: Snow detection products daytime cloud mask imagery over Western Europe

Update Frequency: Unknown
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

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 contains snow detection cloud mask product images from MSG satellites over western Europe. Imagery available from March 2005 onwards at a frequency of 15 minutes (some are hourly) and are at least 24 hours old.

Citable as:  EUMETSAT (2007): MSG: Snow detection products daytime cloud mask imagery over Western Europe. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/4fd9e24411fa4f0f8d2460745e65a972
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: MSG, Snow, Satellites, Western Europe

Details

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Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/msg.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
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 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.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • 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

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2005-09-06T23:00:00
End time:
Ongoing
Geographic Extent

 
75.0000°
 
-30.0000°
 
45.0000°
 
30.0000°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)