Global weather 2013

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The visualisation, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2013, with commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Officer at EUMETSAT.

Published: 27 January 2014

The satellite data layer is superimposed over NASA's 'Blue Marble Next Generation' ground maps, which change with the seasons. Defined traffic patterns quickly emerge: jet streams pushing a series of storms from west to east, and a solid line of towering systems constantly forming and dissolving near the Equator. Seasonal changes on the ground are also visible, such as snow in the Northern Hemisphere melting away during summer months to show green vegetation.

This downloadable resource is made available for you to explore a part of the world’s weather that interests you.

Download the video (MOV, 292 MB). Note: This is a very large file and may take a few minutes to download.

Category Language Difficulty Audio Duration Author
Atmosphere, Land, Marine English   8 min Mark Higgins, Phil Nolan


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2013 in pictures