Are you ready for the next generation GEO MetSats?

David Hogan
February 25, 2016

A revolution in geosynchronous meteorological satellite (GEO MetSat) capability is just beginning.  2015 saw the transition to operations of the Japanese Himawari H8 satellite, hosting as a primary instrument the Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI). Soon to follow are US satellites in the GOES-R series with a very similar instrument, the Advanced Baseline Imager – launches beginning in late 2016. And after that MetSats will be launched hosting instruments with similar capabilities from Korea (GEO-KOMPSAT) and Europe (EUMETSAT’s Meteosat Third Generation series).

This emerging generation of instruments provides dramatic improvements in spatial resolution, number and quality of the spectral bands and refresh making possible dramatic new environmental monitoring capabilities, but at a cost: an over 50x increase in throughput.

Our team at AER has recently demonstrated the capabiltiies of this emerging generation of satellites by applying technology and algorithms AER orighinally developed for to be launched GOES-R satellite on Himawari AHI data. We are tremondously excited about the power offered by this new generation satellite technology, The high resolution instrument provide stunning imagery, especially when combined with AER's multi-spectral and pan-sharpened image enhancement techniques. The additional spectral bands provide more and better quality environmental products, increasing your ability to accurately observe critical weather pheonomena.

Powered by AER’s Algorithm Workbench, we offer a complete solution:

  • COMPREHENSIVE ALGORITHM SUITE PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS YOU NEED
  • FLEXIBLE, SCALABLE, LOW-COST PROCESSING SYSTEM
  • A SYSTEM YOU CONTROL; CONFIGURED FOR YOUR PROCESSING NEEDS

AVAILABLE PRODUCTS

Clouds: cloud mask, cloud properties, low cloud and fog Imagery: enhanced multi-spectral and pan sharpened
Multi-level winds: cloud and water vapor tracked Aerosols type and properties, dust and smoke
Temperature and water vapor profiles, stability indices, column water vapor Vegegation indices
Sea and land surface temperature Rainfall rate
Volcanic ash detection/ height Fires, hot spots and gas flares

 

Enhanced Imagery Sample Products

 

Here's an action-packed video to watch!

 

To learn more about GEO MetSat processing solutions to unlock the capabilities of this next genration of GEO MetSats for you, download this brochure or contact David Hogan using the Contact Us page.

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