Dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea in early April 2013. Thick plumes hovered off the coasts of Libya and Egypt on April 7 and spanned the sea’s eastern shoreline the following day, reaching as far north as Turkey. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color images on April 7.
NOAA 19 Northbound 53° E on 137.10MHz, Multi-Spectral Analysis Enhancement,
Normal Projection, Channel A: 2 (Near Infrared), Channel B: 4 (Thermal Infrared) – DK3WN
11:00 UTC received via EUMETCAST
no clouds over Germany – we do have wonderful spring weather here already – 25 deg C …
courtesy of EUMETSAT
Image taken by the Elektro-L1 spacecraft, received and processed in NTs OMZ February 28, 2011 at 07:00 UTC
Elektro–L is a new-generation series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. The first satellite, Elektro–L 1, was launched on 20 January 2011. It is the first Russian weather satellite that successfully operates in geostationary orbit, and is currently the second operational Russian weather satellite. The satellites have a mass of about 1620 kg and are designed to operate for 10 years each. They are capable of producing images of the Earth’s whole hemisphere in both visible and infrared frequencies, providing data for climate change and ocean monitoring in addition to their primary weather forecasting role.
Tropical Cyclone Yasi was making landfall as a powerful Category Four cyclone with maximum sustained winds near 135 knots (155 mph/ 250 kmh) on Feb. 2, at 1500 UTC
image received via EUMETCAST / World FSD from MTSAT at 0600 UTC
courtesy of EUMETSAT
14:40 UTC Hurricane Earl heading for North Carolina coast
Hurricane Earl is a very intense and dangerous storm with 135 mph sustained winds and gusts as high as 160 mph.
[received via EUMETCAST – 60cm dish, credits: EUMETSAT]
07:43 UTC false coloured (HRPT Viewer by David Taylor) image – rain refreshes Moscow but wildfires still burning (yellow smoke)
Decoded averaged pass time from mid-third of the picture is 2010-Aug-13 07:44:33 UTC
First scan line is southbound and covers lon: 16.9..41.1..60.6 degrees, lat: 60.9..59.1..53.6 degrees
Last scan line is southbound and covers lon: 17.1..35.7..52.0 degrees, lat: 50.7..48.8..44.4 degrees
Sensor mean altitude: 828.3km (default is 848.0km)
(image credits EUMTESAT)
MSG-2 image receved via EUMETCAST (credits: EUMETSAT)
Moscow is engulfed by the thickest blanket of smog yet this summer, an choking haze from wildfires that have wiped out Russian forests, villages and a military base.
18:45 UTC strong signal at 137.100 MHz
72 kSps LRPT format
15:25 UTC NOAA-15 Channel 2+4 northbound 77 W
The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is now drifting over Africa as well as Europe, closing airports (Spain, Morocco) and causing cancellations of trans-Atlantic flights to the US.
On the morning of May 6, 2010, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this view of a thick plume of ash blowing east and then south from the volcano. Clouds bracket the edges of the scene, but the dark blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean show in the middle, and above them, a rippling, brownish-yellow river of ash.