Elisabetta Ricciardelli

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Thanks to its observational frequency of 15 min, the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) geostationary satellite offers a great potential to monitor dust storms. To explore this potential, an algorithm for the detection and the retrieval of dust aerosol optical properties has been tested. This is a multispectral algorithm based on visible and infrared data(More)
Detection of clouds over polar areas from satellite radiometric measurements in the visible and IR atmospheric window region is rather difficult because of the high albedo of snow, possible ice covered surfaces, very low humidity, and the usual presence of atmospheric temperature inversion. Cold and highly reflective polar surfaces provide little thermal(More)
The knowledge of the rain rate and other meteorological parameters such as the cloud cover, the instability indices and the atmospheric motion wind vectors are essential for nowcasting applications. The high temporal and spatial resolution of the Meteosat Second Generation – Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (MSG-SEVIRI) observations are very(More)
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