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Extracting cloud data

The image below is a crop from NASA’s 250m resolution TERRA satellite – 2003/163 – 06/12. The crop shows a 40km sample over Somerset, UK (160 x 160px). I’ve already been able to extract the cloud layer from a similar … Continue reading

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The Quality of Terrain Data and its affect on believability

Terrain Data The terrain data is a crucial element, as that provides the recognisable element within the simulation. Resolution is the core element to terrain data. Too low a resolution will lead to a landscape that is only recognisable from … Continue reading

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Data from GetMapping

Following a meeting with Chris Mewse of GetMapping, I am examining some data supplied by them for the purpose of creating a prototype weather system. The data is of two regions, my home town of Frome, Somerset, UK and Mount … Continue reading

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Cloudslicing

I’ve been experimenting with a technique to extract height data of clouds from satellite images. The screen shots below show my first attempts. The data is 250m resolution colour satellite image (need to provide link). I’ve been able to extract … Continue reading

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Satellite images of weather

A promising and probably the most accurate understanding of cloud states (on a global scale) is the studying and extraction of cloud formations from satellite images. Satellites such as EUMETSAT are regularly recording the earth and publishing images to the … Continue reading

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