Atmosphere

UK analysis of data from the Japanese GOSAT satellite over many years is revealing detailed regional patterns in methane emissions. Predictions of future climate change need to understand and model global distributions of greenhouse gases, and the different processes that control their behaviour.

Satellite data helps to provide real-time information and work out how climate change affects the distribution, severity and frequency of thunderstorms, thus increasing aviation safety.

SMEETH: space for monitoring environmental effects on health is a tool designed to handle atmospheric satellite data, modelled air quality and meteorological data with correlated geo-referenced medical records.