EU weather satelite unit
December 22, 2005 8:37 PM   Subscribe

accurate weather forecasts...yes... Add your own sound effects.
posted by longsleeves (5 comments total)
MSG is bad for you, isn't it?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:11 PM on December 22, 2005

Given this appears to be a much larger and significant investment than the previous Meteosat platforms, I wonder if the designers are at all worried about the major sunspot (read: coronal mass ejections) that have been happening over the past few years. These have the possibility of seriously damaging even shielded equipment.. hopefully nothing drastic happens, that would be a shame given what this new satellite can do.
posted by MJ6 at 11:45 PM on December 22, 2005

What feature of this is supposed to give us better forecasts than before? I mean, this is one of the things that I'm disappointed with in today's technology. They can't do weather for crap. For example, this week, there was supposed to be a big storm in San Francisco on Tuesday--never happened. I would love to see an example where they could actually predict the weather with some kind of accuracy, but, until it's actually shown, I just don't believe it. This whole modern technology fad just doesn't do it for me.
posted by greasepig at 12:16 AM on December 23, 2005

Anecdotal evidence is king!
posted by Plutor at 3:44 AM on December 23, 2005

Perfect, they can now tell you precisely how cold and shitty London will be tomorrow, up until now Brits were informed with vague notions cold and shitty days ahead.

I almost wore trunks.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:39 PM on December 23, 2005

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