Category: Atmosphere

News and stories related to atmospheric science.

EUMETSAT to host first ever Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow

The world we live in requires us to have our eyes open at all times – and well-focused on Earth – so that we can leave the best possible planet for the future generations. A great part of that includes...

/ 24 May 2019

Relive the experience of the Atmosphere MOOC

All course material is now accessible through a new website

/ 22 May 2019

Life as a Training Officer at EUMETSAT

Federico Fierli works as a Training Officer at EUMETSAT. Although he hasn’t been with the organisation for very long, Federico has already been busy organising events for the year with his fellow trainers, acted as mentor at our Hackathon in Helsinki last...

/ 30 March 2019

Unravel the composition of our planet’s atmosphere

The atmosphere is a complex system - how is it monitored? What threats does it face? Find out all this and more by registering for the free "Monitoring Atmospheric Composition" massive open online course (MOOC).

/ 20 December 2018

First interferogram from Metop-C’s IASI instrument

On 14:19 on 10 December 2018, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer on board Metop-C performed its first measurement.

/ 11 December 2018

Industrial and agricultural ammonia point sources exposed

The Atmospheric Spectroscopy Group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have been using the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) onboard Metop satellites to identify global ammonia hotspots, and they have kindly shared their findings with us.

/ 6 December 2018

Copernicus AtmosHack a success

On 16-18 November, 10 teams from across Europe participated in the Copernicus Hackathon challenge “Hack the Atmosphere” in Helsinki, Finland.

/ 23 November 2018

Why we need Metop-C – Observations from polar orbit benefit weather forecasting and climate monitoring on Earth

While Metop-C gets prepared for lift-off on the morning of 7 November, let’s take the time to look at the reasons for launching and operating such a complex system. What are the benefits for weather forecasting and climate monitoring? Why...

/ 21 September 2018

Forecasting fires – from Monchique to Mozambique and beyond

Is it possible to predict where a wildfire is likely to start? Or to say how ferociously it will burn before it has even ignited? Can satellite observations help?

/ 22 August 2018