Taking weather forecasting into the future20 May 2014
Taking weather forecasting into the future20 May 2014 The first documents signalling the go-ahead for Europe’s fleet of MetOp Second Generation weather satellites were signed today in the presence of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Berlin Air Show.
Kelut volcano grounds air travel14 February 2014
Kelut volcano grounds air travel14 February 2014 The Kelut volcano on Indonesia’s Java island erupted late last night. While disaster-management authorities are busy on the ground, satellites are tracking the major cloud of ash and sulphur dioxide as it spreads in the atmosphere.
Satellites improve air quality monitoring in South Africa22 August 2013 Economic development often means an increase of harmful gases into the atmosphere. ESA’s GlobEmission project uses satellite data to monitor atmospheric pollution from emissions.
Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery?08 February 2013
Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery?08 February 2013 Satellites show that the recent ozone hole over Antarctica was the smallest seen in the past decade. Long-term observations also reveal that Earth’s ozone has been strengthening following international agreements to protect this vital layer of the atm...
MetOp-A captures Hurricane Sandy30 October 2012
MetOp-A captures Hurricane Sandy30 October 2012 Europe's polar orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-A, captured this image of Hurricane Sandy just as the huge storm hit the east coast of the US yesterday. The MetOp programme is developed as a joint undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat for operational...
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit28 September 2012
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit28 September 2012 PR 31 2012 - Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.