Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB)

Programme overview

The Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument makes accurate measurements of the Earth's radiation budget from a geostationary orbit. NERC funded the instrument, launched on the European Space Agency's (ESA) satellite Meteosat Second Generation (MSG), on 28 August 2002.

GERB was selected as the Top Science Achievement of NERC funded research in 2003.

Reports & key findings

The following case studies are linked to this research programme.

The GERB satellite instrument improves the Met Office's global forecast model (PDF, 56KB)
Synopsis: New observations of the Earth's energy balance, made by the GERB satellite instrument, are reducing errors in climate models.