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.
|Atmosphere, Land, Marine||English||✓||8 min||Mark Higgins, Phil Nolan|