Above is a STILL in video tool, not live!
The following EUMETSAT videos are hosted by You-Tube, available in HTML-5 but don’t look now unless you have some time. Each video is 10 minutes long.
Ideally you need a video player which allows full control of playback.
EUMETSAT have a full earth disk geostationary satellite Meteosat 9 stationed on the Greenwich meridian (doesn’t bend much under the weight)
They have produced a sequence of videos, one month at a time of the colour visualisation of Europe plus the eastern Atlantic.
Unfortunately this coverage does not extend to the polar or Canadian limit of visibility which is more apt for looking at MPH. Some have comments about particular weather features.
[update] Added Arctic basin topographic map.
Map credit: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, (click image for web page)
First September 2012 when I think MPH start, the reader might want to open these to full screen (1280 pixel wide video)
Second August 2012 when weather has lower activity
Other video are available. Try here as a start.
[update] Current full disc image added to demonstrate the public version does not have the resolution needed to create an Arctic edge video.
I didn’t know Google Earth has a weather layer which includes clouds. A limited animation facility can be added. Above is an altered screen capture (to include copyright at smaller size) for the day before the Meteosat 9 image just above and roughly the same view.
To enable go the Layers, under Weather you can enable things. In there an underlined link Information takes you to a page which allowed download of the animation, but note, turn off the Weather layer. Instructions are there. Data comes from US Navy facility and is an approximation globally. With animation you can figure out flows.
Much more discussion is needed, which started here.
Post by Tim Channon