How do I receive data from Weather Satellites...?

I first started receiving images from weather satellites some 25 years ago. Today, a very different system of receiving the signals and processing the data is in use compared to days back then. On this page I'll describe the current system and technology. The link "Past Systems " below, will take you to a description of the system I used in those early years.

The first thing to say on the topic of receiving data from weather satellites is that I no longer receive signals directly from weather satellites....!!

What?! How does it work then?

The system I currently use and which is rapidly gaining momentum is the "Eumetcast" system. For an overview of the complete Eumetcast system, please follow this link. If you would like a detailed description of how the Eumetcast system works then please follow the link. Both will open a new browser window which will take you to the website of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, or Eumetsat for short!


This page is still actively under construction. Please revisit soon....