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UK delivers world's most accurate weather satellite instrument

25 April 2019

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Collaboration between the UK and France has developed a sophisticated forecasting instrument that will set new standards of accuracy in short term weather prediction

Using high-performance infrared detectors made in Southampton, the new device will improve short-range weather forecasts by monitoring atmospheric instability and cloud structure. It will also analyse the content of the Earth's atmosphere, detecting and tracking pollutants around the globe.

Source: GOV.UK

Image credit: UK Space Agency - Peter Dillon, VP Infrared Detectors Business from Leonardo presents UKSA CEO Graham Turnock and CNES's Alain Gleyzes with the new detector

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