MSG-3 experimental 2.5-minute rapid scan
(11 – 12 September 2012)

Martin Setvák

The document and the related presentation (zip file), given at the EUMETSAT 34th STG-SWG meeting, focus on data collected within the 2.5-minute super-rapid scan experiment that was carried out by EUMETSAT on 11-12 September 2012 with the MSG-3 satellite during its commissioning. Despite the fact that the experiment was conducted in late summer at the end of convective season for most of Europe, the data captured several regions of deep convective storm activity. The study documents some of these regions, focusing on the appearance and evolution of storm tops namely from the perspective of possible impacts of the shorter scanning interval on detection of overshooting tops.