EUMETCast Satellite Acquisition Station
Two data and image acquisition systems based on the multi-service dissemination system EUMETCast are active in Bologna and Roma laboratories. The stations are operational 24/7 for the acquisition of data from Meteosat and from geostationary and polar satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and other space agencies (e.g., EPS, GOES-E/W, MTSAT, FY2, MODIS). The data acquisition and archival allow the Group to participate to national and international projects that require the usage of data from meteorological and environmental satellite sensors. The data are both Level 1 (multichannel imagery) and Level 2, that is meteorological products (instability indexes, wind vectors, cloud classification maps, precipitation intensity, etc…).