New products added to EUMETView

Two new RGB products have been added to our web visualisation service, EUMETView, today (15 Jan).

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

New products added to EUMETView

The new RGB products are:

  • Natural Colour Enhanced (Figure 1): similar to a Natural Colour RGB product, but with ice-clouds and snow-covered surfaces, and clouds shown in white shades and not in the cyan colour typical of Natural Colour RGB, in order to make it more natural, as clouds would be seen by the human eye.
  • Tropical Airmass (Figure 2): derivative of the existing Airmass RGB. The target is an improved detection of overshooting tops and cold, high-reaching clouds in the tropical regions.
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Figure 2: Example of the new Tropical Airmass RGB on EUMETView

As well as the new RGB products, enhancement to the grey-scale for the single IR channel 3.9 imagery has been implemented: a night/day filter to improve the perception for areas located on the night side of the globe.

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Figure 3: Example of the enhanced IR 3.9 on EUMETView

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