oa CSIR Science Scope - Optimising the constraints of a diurnal temperature cycle model : statistical modelling



Earth observing satellites allow us to collect a wealth of information about the earth's surface properties. In particular, the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite, a geostationary weather satellite, transmits a snapshot of the observed brightness temperature over Africa and Europe at 15-minute intervals. The Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) employs this satellite to detect active fires in near real-time by looking for areas that have unusually high temperatures compared to the immediate surroundings.


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