Satellite imagery (EUMETCAST) - consists of photographs of Earth or other planets made by means of artificial satellites. EUMETCast is a scheme for dissemination of various (mainly satellite based) meteorological data operated by EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. EUMETCast includes data from Meteosat 7 (Indian Ocean), 8 and 9, derived products, data from polar orbiting satellites (Metop-A and NOAA-18 global coverage, NOAA-17 and NOAA-18 European regional coverage) and data from other meteorological programmes

Sun photometry - A sun photometer is a type of photometer conceived in such a way that it points at the Sun. Recent sun photometers are automated instruments incorporating a Sun-tracking unit, an appropriate optical system, a spectrally filtering device, a photodetector, and a data acquisition system. The measured quantity is called direct-Sun radiance. When a sun-photometer is placed somewhere within the Earth's atmosphere, the measured radiance is not equal to the radiance emitted by the Sun (i.e. the solar extraterrestrial radiance), because the solar flux is reduced by atmospheric absorption and scattering. Therefore, the measured radiant flux is due to a combination of what is emitted by the Sun and the effect of the atmosphere; the link between these quantities is given by Beer's law.

IR and UV imagery

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Microwave radiometry - A microwave radiometer (MWR) is a radiometer that measures energy emitted at sub-millimetre-to-centimetre wavelengths (at frequencies of 1-1000 GHz) known as microwaves. By understanding the physical processes associated with energy emission at these wavelengths, scientists can calculate a variety of surface and atmospheric parameters from these measurements, including air temperature, sea surface temperature, salinity, soil moisture, sea ice, precipitation, the total amount of water vapor and the total amount of liquid water in the atmospheric column directly above or below the instrument.