Chapter 10. Weather Satellites

  1. Anil K. Maini and
  2. Varsha Agrawal

Published Online: 30 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch10

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Maini, A. K. and Agrawal, V. (2006) Weather Satellites, in Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch10

Author Information

  1. Laser Science and Technology Centre, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2006
  2. Published Print: 1 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470033357

Online ISBN: 9780470057902



  • weather satellites;
  • weather satellite fundamentals;
  • weather satellite orbits;
  • weather satellite payloads;
  • image processing and analysis;
  • weather satellite applications;
  • geostationary Earth radiation budget (GERB) payloads;
  • spinning enhanced visible and infrared imager (SEVIRI)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Weather Forecasting – An Overview

  • Weather Satellite Fundamentals

  • Images from Weather Satellites

  • Weather Satellite Orbits

  • Weather Satellite Payloads

  • Image Processing and Analysis

  • Weather Satellite Applications

  • Major Weather Satellite Missions

  • Further Reading

  • Glossary