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Space Applications and Nowcasting

The Space Applications and Nowcasting (SAN) group leverages observations from the Global Observing System and transforms them into products for situational awareness, nowcasting and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP).

We work closely with the Satellite and Surface Assimilation group who are engaged in the assimilation of a wide range of satellite and surface-based data into our models.

Our Purpose

Through our science and our observations, to improve the capability of the Met Office to know what is happening now in our environment and to know how the situation is likely to evolve in the very short term.

Our Teams

There are three groups in SAN:

  • Satellite Imagery 
  • Nowcasting 
  • Space Data Products and Systems