Thematic Areas - Marine Monitoring - Climate and Seasonal Forecasting - Sentinel Online
Climate and Seasonal Forecasting
Satellites are a vital tool for monitoring the climate and how it can affect weather seasons, leading to phenomena such as the "El Nino". This is useful for forecasting potential weather systems.
Copernicus Sentinel-3's OLCI and SLSTR instruments provide data for climate modelling and impact studies. The ALT instument supports Climate & Seasonal Forecasting, and the mission also undertaks monitoring of river and lake levels, and contributes to flood monitoring studies. More on Sentinel-3's marine monitoring applications can be found in the OLCI and SLSTR User Guides.
25 February 2016
Each year, about a quarter of the carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere ends up in the ocean, but how it happens is still not fully understood. The Sentinel-3A satellite is poised to play an important role in shedding new light on this exchange.
Mesoscale marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) phenomena are frequently observed by satellite sensors. They appear either as organised cloud patterns in visible-infrared satellite images or as coherent patterns on the sea surface in microwave synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images.