The first open-weather nowcast on 6 September 2020. Image: open-weather

Nowcast: 6 September 2020

On 6 September 2020, on the occasion of Our Networks festival, open-weather collaborators and extended networks co-produced a firs global ‘nowcast’. In response to an open call, thirteen DIY satellite ground station operators submitted satellite images and field notes to the open-weather archive. Using a guide for creating wide area composite images in WXtoImg written by Carl Reinemann, open-weather processed, decoded and map projected the images.

The nowcast was published on the open-weather site and shared in a presentation at Our Networks.

▴ Screenshots from the nowcast show a patchy earth image, textured by the radio frequency noise of the ground stations' different locations. Composite image: open-weather



Audrey Briot

Sofia Caferri

Sophie Dyer M6NYX

Sasha Engelmann M6IOR

Steve Engelmann

Joaquin Ezcurra

Jacques Gentil

Bill Liles NQ6Z

L. Paul Verhage KD4STH

Yoshiki Matsuoka JF1SAG

Ankit Sharma

Zack Wettstein; WXVids