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29 November 2011

Weather Satellite Image: 29 November 2011 14h53 + 15h30 SAST

Image: NOAA18 (Nic Cronje, Nelspruit) Click on image for larger view.

The Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate (MPE) product consists of the near-real-time rain rates in mm/hr for each Meteosat image in original pixel resolution. The algorithm is based on the combination of polar orbiter microwave measurements and images in the Meteosat IR channel by a so-called blending technique. The MPE is most suitable for convective precipitation. Applications and Users: Operational weather forecasting in areas with poor or no radar coverage, especially in Africa and Asia.

Image: Eumetsat (Click on image for larger view.)