HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance

This week's launch of MSG-2 will ensure that satellite images continue to be available to European weather forecasters well into the next decade. It also marks a new chapter in a long-term space experiment measuring the available energy that drives the weather as a whole, and helping to establish how much the Earth is heating up.

MSG-2's main instrument is the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-red Imager (SEVIRI) which returns detailed 12-wavelength images of the Earth and its atmosphere every 15 minutes, for use in operational meteorology. As in the case of the original MSG-1 - launched into geostationary orbit back in August 2002 - the drum-shaped satellite also carries a smaller scientific instrument called the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB), designed to measure the net balance between incoming radiation from the Sun, and outgoing radiation from the Earth, known as the 'Earth Radiation Budget' which is the energy source for the planet's atmospheric system and the ultimate driver of weather phenomena and climate.

Results from MSG-1's original GERB are being used to enhance scientific understanding of climate processes, how human activities are modifying the climate balance and as inputs to improve the accuracy of complex numerical models. GERB results are also being combined with high-resolution SEVIRI imagery to see how hour-by-hour variations in clouds affect the radiation balance.

"Already GERB data from the first instrument are being used, for example, to study how the daily variation of tropical clouds over Africa affect the climate balance, and also how the huge dust storms that sweep from the Sahara out over the Atlantic can affect the weather and the climate," says Prof. John Harries of Imperial College, Principal Investigator for GERB.

"New aspects of these processes are being observed, with studies carried out by members of the GERB International Science Team (GIST), which includes scientists from t
'"/>

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-06-941-80-856
European Space Agency
20-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. MSG-2 in position for tonights launch
2. Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
3. New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
4. Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer
5. Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression
6. GSKs Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma
7. GSKs Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced RCC and ovarian cancer
8. VEGF Trap shows activity in patients with advanced ovarian cancer
9. Doctors conclude temsirolimus is effective new treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma
10. Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
11. Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... support services to dental groups in the United States, today announced the grand ... of Beaumont, CA. , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a comfortable office, ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort ... Loop is donating 10 percent of each hotel room booked with a special ... of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... , ... When professor and author Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, ... than become melancholic, however, he put together a final lecture in Carnegie Hall in ... a negative situation and turned it into something that inspired millions of people worldwide. ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 28, ... ... NCPCV cover a one-year subscription to a customized Lighthouse Health & Wellness ... in generous support of this project. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... in advising Adventist Health on its investment in Synchronous Health, a tech-enabled behavioral ... that combines the strength of human empathy with artificial intelligence (AI) to increase ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... ... Hero Life Sciences announced today that it will be setting up ... masks and N95 respirators in its manufacturing plant located in the City of Corona, ... facing in trying to find quality disposable face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... NucleusHealth, LLC, a provider ... as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Dr. Vishal Verma, the previous ... of Managers. , Mr. Hooton, a seasoned business executive, joined the company ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 25, 2020 , ... ProgenCell - Stem ... Treatment Center to give international and local patients a more comprehensive medical ... its leadership in the field of regenerative medicine and medical tourism. ProgenCell’s New ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: