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 cloud top height product images from MSG satellites over the tropics. Imagery available from March 2005 onwards at a frequency of 15 minutes (some are hourly) and are at least 24 hours old.
The geographic extent for images within this datasets is available via the linked documentation 'MSG satellite imagery product geographic area details'. Each MSG imagery product area can be referenced from the third and fourth character of the image product name giving in the filename. E.g. for EEAO11 the corresponding geographic details can be found under the entry for area code 'AO' (i.e West 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
|Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget Experiment 2 (GERB-2)||Deployed on: Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9|
|Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager - SEVIRI- 2||Deployed on: Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9|
Mobile platform operations
|Mobile Platform Operation 1||Mobile Platform Operation for: Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9|
Computation Element: 1
|Title||Cloud top height and temperature Products Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9|
|Abstract||Cloud top height and temperature derived from Meteosat Second Generation 2 (MSG-2) or METEOSAT-9.|
- long_name: Brightness Temperature
- gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
- gcmd_keyword: Brightness Temperature
- names: Brightness Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
- long_name: Cloud Top Temperature
- gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0150
- gcmd_keyword: Cloud Top Temperature
- names: Cloud Top Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0150