On October 25 the local time, cyclonic storm Sitrang made landfall in Bangladesh, and incurred heavy winds and rain to the country. In the midst of its landfall, experts from Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization sent the message which said the landing process of Sitrang could be clearly seen by the FENGYUN meteorological satellite and would continue to harness FENGYUN satellite data to keep tabs on the heavy rainfall impacts. Products received by FY-2H satellite direct data reception station played an important role in the process of monitoring Sitrang.
FY-2H satellite direct data reception station was jointly donated and built by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization, which was put into operation in Bangladesh in June. The monitoring of Sitrang is also a test of the capability of the station. In response to tackling Sitrang, CMA also actively provided Bangladesh with FY-3, FY-4 and other all-dimensional FY meteorological satellite monitoring products through the internet.
CMA has always attached great importance to international cooperation in disaster preparedness, and actively provided meteorological services to countries along the Belt and Road. Since its launch, FY-2H has been tasked with serving the Belt and Road Initiative. As early as 2011, CMA donated meteorological satellite data receiving equipment and provided technical services and training to many countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. At present, China's meteorological satellite data receiving equipment has been installed in 30 countries playing an active role in the monitoring, forecasting and early warning of severe weather.
FY-4A meteorological satellite monitoring product provided by CMA Credits: NSMC
Editor: Liu Shuqiao