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Infrared Channel (10.8μm)

Clouds appear as various shades from bright white (coldest cloud tops) to grey (warmest cloud tops).
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Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate (MPE)

Multisensor Precipitation Estimate


The MPE product consists of the near-real-time rain rates in mm/hr. The MPE is most suitable for convective precipitation.
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Day Natural Colour RGB

Day Natural Colour RGB

Vegetation appears greenish, water clouds appear whitish, snow and ice clouds appear cyan, bare ground appears brown and the ocean appears black.
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Fire Monitoring Product (FIR) RGB

Fire Monitoring Product (FIR)


Fire detection product indicating the presence of fire within a pixel. The underlying concept of the algorithm takes advantage of the fact that SEVIRI channel IR3.9 is very sensitive to hot spots which are caused by fires. The algorithm distinguishes between potential fire and active fire.
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More advanced imagery.

Airmass RGB

Airmass RGB

Regions of high Potential Vorticity appear dark orange-red, warm moist airmasses appear green, cold airmasses appear blue-purple. High level clouds appear bright white, mid-level clouds appear a more dull white.
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Day Microphysics RGB

Day Microphysics RGB

Clouds that do not precipitate appear white, precipitating clouds appear pink, supercooled water clouds appear more yellow, cold and thick clouds with tops composed of large ice particles (e.g., Cb tops) appear red, optically thick clouds with small ice particles near their tops appear orange. Large fires appear as very bright cyan during the day.
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Fog RGB

Fog RGB

Designed to monitor the evolution of night-time fog/low stratus. Tuned for night-time conditions so use during day-time is very limited.
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Snow RGB

Snow RGB

Snow appears red, fog/low clouds appear whitish. Small particle ice cloud appears orange, large particle ice clouds have a greater red component.
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Dust RGB

Dust RGB

Designed to monitor the evolution of dust storms which appear pink/purple.
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