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Program: GMS

Geostationary Meteorological Satellite, also called Himawari which means "sunflower"

Japanese Meteorology Agency satellite program

Originated as Japan's contribution to the international GARP and WWW programs. The satellites are designed to observe cloud cover, land and sea surface and cloud-top temperature, image acquisition, distribution of image data and other met info, collection and relay of weather data from data collection platforms (DCPs) - land, sea and airborne.


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Tel: +81-03-3212-8341

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