Satellite Images

Europe

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Alps

Satellite image Alps

The European "Meteosat" meteorological satellite gives the current view from an altitude of 36,000 km. Meteosat shows cloud images in the visible and infrared ranges with images automatically updated every 15 minutes.

Visible range

This is approximately what would be visible to the human eye from above the earth, and the satellite images on the visible channel are therefore available only during the day.

Infrared range

This uses the thermal radiation of the earth and clouds to show cloud developments at night-time as well. Cold, high clouds thus appear bright while warm, lower clouds or warm surfaces appear dark.


Other satellite images

  • EURAC
    MODIS images from the TERRA and AQUA satellites
  • DLR
    NOAA DLR satellite images - German Centre for Air and Space Travel
  • EUMETSAT
    European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
  • DUNDEE
    Satellite Receiving Station Dundee