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Imagery dissemination services

Landline dissemination service (HRIT) - Internet (FTP) -

This service provides MTSAT's high-resolution imagery in HRIT format to registered National Meteorological and Hydrological Services through the Internet at no cost. Currently, almost all imagery obtained by MTSAT is available in two parts (Northern and Southern Hemisphere) about three minutes after observation.
image of landline dissemination service (HRIT)

Main Characteristics

Basic Information
Dissemination method Internet (FTP)
Disseminated data HRIT imagery
Features
Time resolution Every 30 minutes for the Northern-hemisphere imagery, and every hour for full-disk
Spatial resolution 1 km (visible) and 4 km (infrared) at sub-satellite point
Timetable http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/satellite/introduction/timetable_hr_sa.pdf
File size 3 to 55 Mbytes/file
Necessary equipment PC/workstation, FTP software, broadband Internet connection
Conditions
Limits on user NMHSs
Registration Needed: application form
Charge Free

How to start receiving HRIT imagery

registration process NMHSs wishing to receive HRIT data through the landline dissemination service (HRIT) need a PC/workstation, FTP software and a broadband Internet connection. Please read the guidelines and send application form to JMA for the registration.

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Contact

Satellite Program Division
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+81-(0)3-3212-8341
+81-(0)3-3217-1036
metsat AT met.kishou.go.jp
Last updated: 3 Sep. 2012