Animated Infrared Weather Picture taken from: - The images comes from a satellite which remains above a fixed point on the Earth (i.e. they are 'geostationary'). The infrared image shows the invisible infrared radiation emitted directly by cloud tops and land or ocean surfaces. The warmer an object is, the more intensely it emits radiation. These intensities are converted into specific colors to show/higlight cloud coverage.

Outlook and weather forecast for the next few days:

Europe Surface Pressure##

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7 Days Weather Outlook:
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OZONE situation - by GOME (ERS-2)

Europe: Images of daily interpolated distribution of total column ozone

Ozone in the air overhead is measured in Dobson Units. The ozone hole is the area with total column ozone below 220 Dobson Units. A reading of 100 Dobson Units means that if all the ozone in the air above a point were brought down to sea-level pressure and cooled to freezing it would form a layer 1 centimeter thick. At that scale a reading of 250 Dobson Units translates to a layer about an inch thick.

Europe: Images of daily interpolated distribution of total column ozone

Life on the surface of the Earth is protected from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation of the sun by the stratospheric ozone layer. Over the past several decades, synthetic chemical compounds such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons were developed to provide a new generation of refrigerants, insulating foams, fire retardants, and other products. After extensive use of these man-made compounds, it was discovered that although they remain in the lower atmosphere, they break down to release halogen radicals (e.g. chlorine, bromine) in the stratosphere, destroying ozone via a catalytic cycle. Satellite and ground-based observations confirm that losses of ozone are occurring seasonally, particularly in the springtime polar vortex of the Antarctic stratosphere, leading to what is known as the ozone hole. Also of concern is the more moderate ozone depletion observed in mid-latitudes, where a large portion of the Earth's population resides. Decreases in atmospheric ozone will increase the amount of harmful ground-level UV-B radiation. In order to map and monitor such problematic phenomena as ozone destruction or global climate change, global long-term measurements of atmospheric trace gases are needed. Satellites can make a significant contribution.