JMA Himawari-8/9 superceding MTSAT-1R/2

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JMA Himawari-8/9 superceding MTSAT-1R/2

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Our satellite data is about to get a whole lot better. The JMA have successfully launched and put into geostationary orbit satellite Himawari-8 on October 16.

The main benefit with the new satellite will be 10-minute full-disk scans over all bands. And resolution to increase for the infra-red scan from 4km to 2km. (The Japan domain will get 2.5 minute scans!)

A full list of the enhancements:
himawari89_overview_en[1].jpg
Good guys BSCH ( http://realtime2.bsch.com.au/currentwx.html ) are working to get a handle over all this extra data and will hopefully be ready for when it comes operational mid next year. (Most likely as a subscription service).

Himawari-8/9 homepage: http://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/en/him ... index.html
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Re: JMA Himawari-8/9 superceding MTSAT-1R/2

Unread post by Richard »

Should see smoother flowing images maybe
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