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METEOSATMeteorological Satellite
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Geostationary satellites like Meteosat and GOES imager/sounder cloud mask have very high temporal resolution of 15 and 30 minutes respectively but are limited by low and variable spatial resolution from the equator to the poles as a result of the curvature of the Earth (Menzel, Purdom 1994).
3] Moser W and E Raschke (1983) "Mapping of global radiation and of cloudiness from Meteosat image data", Meteorol.
Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning System (FEWS), which collects data from 16 African countries considered susceptible to famine as well as from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Meteosat satellite, which orbits over Africa.
The acquired data will be transmitted in real-time through EUMETSAT's METEOSAT Satellite System.
After the successful launch of MSG-4, the fourth and last Meteosat Second Generation satellite, on July 15, two more environmental satellites built by Thales Alenia Space will be orbited this year: Jason-3, part of a French-American operational oceanography program, and Sentinel-3A, a European mission dedicated to environmental management.
Assessment of the African airborne dust mass over the western Mediterranean Sea using Meteosat data.
The dataset was produced by the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer and the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer on Envisat and the Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on the Meteosat Second Generation, using data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 on the ERS-2 satellite.
ALERT Met Office website carries warning; DELUGE The huge storm heading our way today Meteosat 8pm 8/7/08
For sub-Saharan Africa, USAID has established the "Famine Early Warning System" (FEWS) FEWS is managed and funded by USAID, but operated by a private contractor, it collates data from 15 African countries (from East, West, Central and Southern Africa) considered susceptible to famine, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Meteosat satellite orbiting over Africa.
Weather observations will also be supplemented by the polar-orbiting NOAA-9 satellite, the European Space Agency's Meteosat and the Japanese National Space Agency's GMS satellite.
Received orders that totaled $293,295 from the EuroGroup located in Silea, Italy for a complete METEOSAT downlink and 25 Stream Gaging Stations to be delivered to the Iraq Ministry of Water Resources for remote water level monitoring installations on the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.
Electro-optical systems are currently in use both on civilian satellites such as BIRD, EROS, ENVISAT and IKONOS as well as on meteorological satellites such as the European METEOSAT and on military reconnaissance platforms.