Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It lasted as a hurricane from August 31 until September 11 ... 

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MSG-4 Launch into GEO

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The fourth and last satellite of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-4) was succesfully launched from French Guiana on July 15, 2015 aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket. MSG-4 will be placed, as its predecessors, in a geosynchronous also called Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO). A geosynchronous orbit has an orbital period matching the rotation rate of the Earth. This is a sidereal day, which is 23h 56m 4s in length, and represents the time taken for the Earth to rotate once about its polar axis relative to a distant fixed point. Lets see what has to be done to get the satellite there ...

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As with EumetCast you receive data from a lot of different satellites, geostationary as well as polar orbiting ones, I first want to give you an idea of the geostationary portion of the data and some of its application ...

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Solar Eclipse

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On 20.03.2015 we wittnessed a partial solar eclipse! The total solar eclipse happend further north over the norwegian sea up to Spitzbergen. This is clearly visible in the following satellite images ...

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Tropical Cyclone Pam

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On 14. March 2015 a tropical cyclone called "Pam" hit the capital of Vanuatu, an island located east of Australia in the pacific ocean ...

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Reception Station

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I want to give you a short report on my own reception station setup ...

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