MeteoSwiss not only processes satellite data and images for its own internal use – as a national weather service, it also makes them available to other public agencies and private individuals on request. The satellite images processed by MeteoSwiss are put to a variety of uses, ranging from civil and military aviation purposes (for air-traffic safety management and flight operations), to animations on websites and in apps.
Various types of satellite imagery are published free of charge on the MeteoSwiss website and in the MeteoSwiss App. Image types include high-resolution images for detailed cloud view (only available during the day), infrared images to closely monitor fog formation both during the day and at night, and composite images indicating the different cloud types using specific colour coding.
For customers with specific requirements, high-resolution data sets of temperature, humidity or other meteorological parameters are also available for further processing by the customer.
Tailored to your requirements
In addition to its free products and services, MeteoSwiss provides satellite images in GIF, PNG and other formats, as well as in different temporal resolutions (5, 15 or 30 minutes and 1, 3, 6 or 24 hours). The images can cover a very broad range of regions: from a small section of the Alps, to a composite image of the entire surface of the Earth. The experts at MeteoSwiss can advise enquirers on how to obtain suitable satellite images for their needs.