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UK instrument watches atmosphere

The launch of Europe's Metop-B weather satellite sees yet another British-built instrument go into orbit to measure water vapour in Earth's atmosphere.

The Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) is the fourth such instrument to fly.

Brett Candy, a data assimilation scientist at the UK Met Office, told our correspondent Jonathan Amos what it could do.

  • 17 Sep 2012
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