Starting on the 1.1. 1966, the department "Meteoroligical Satelite Research" was established with funds from theVW Foundation. The department was divided into 2 working groups, the first group "Actual Assesment", which was responsible for the operational reception of satelite data and its processing for the analysis of weather and weather forcasts, and the group "Satelite Research" whose task is to develop methods, to allocate and analysis remote sensing of meteoroligical geophysical phenomenon and processes.
Data from satellite-based remote sensing systems from Europe and the neighboring areas have been recorded directly since April 1966 without interruptions. Since the changeover to digital data processing in 1974, the effort for operational operations has continually shifted to research. For more than 20 years, the group "Satellite Meteorology" has been involved in EU-funded research projects, with the focus being on the development and analysis of land surface processes in desertification dangers. A 20-year uniformed data set is now available for direct access to everyone who is involved in global change research. Algorithms for the derivation of meteorologically relevant variables such as degree of coverage, cloud classification, water and land surface temperature, sea ice cover, albedo and vegetation index have been further developed and used to provide information about their spatial and temporal changes in the system's surface atmosphere.
At the moment Data from the polar encircling Satelite NOAA 17 and NOAA 18 as well as Data of the Geo stationary satelite MSGII are being process and evaluated.
The WG Satelite Meteorology belongs to the Faculty Connection in Climate System of the Earth.
You can contact us at the following address:
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Geo Sciences
Institute for Meteorology
Faculty Connection in Climate System of the Earth
Working Group Satelite Meteorolgy
C/O Dr. Dirk Koslowsky