Description of the fundamentals of RGB composition:

Best practices for RGB compositing of multi-spectral imagery, User Service Division, EUMETSAT.

Reports on RGB Workshops:

RGB Composite Satellite Imagery Workshop, Boulder, CO, U.S.A. 5-6 June 2007, WMO, Final Report.

WMO/EUMETSAT Workshop on RGB Satellite Products, 17-19 September 2012, Seeheim, Germany,


Lensky, I.M., Rosenfeld, D., (2006): The time-space exchangeability of satellite retrieved relations between cloud top temperature and particle effective radius. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 6, 2887-2894.

Putsay M., J. Kerkmann and I. Szenyán (2014): Tuning of METOP AVHRR RGB images. Proceedings of the 2014 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, 22 - 26 September 2014 Geneva, Switzerland.

Training modules on RGBs published on the METED website:

Multispectral Satellite Applications: RGB products Explained

Dust detection by Satellite

Training module on RGBs published on the EUMeTrain website:

Operational use of RGB images

Operational use of RGB images - part 2

Presentations on RGBs published on the EUMeTrain website:

'Introduction to RGBs'

'Dust RGB'

'Dust and Mesoscale Patterns'

'Meteosat Microphysics RGBs'

Further information published on the EUMETSAT and EUMeTrain websites:

The MSG Interpretation Guide contains PowerPoint presentations on the RGB images recommended by EUMETSAT, see the 'RGB applications' part at the link: or

For instructions on how to extract the brightness temperature and reflectivity from SEVIRI data, and how to perform the solar zenith correction during the reflectivity calculation see the 'Conversion' PowerPoint presentation in the 'SEVIRI instrument' part of the 'MSG Interpretation Guide' at or

Real time RGB images are published on the EUMETSAT website

Several case studies with RGB images are found in the Image Library on the EUMETSAT website

A Guide to help with interpreting RGB images:

The 'RGB Colour Interpretation Guide' on the EUMeTrain website provides examples of the typical colors of SEVIRI and AVHRR RGBs.

Training material on NASA Sport webpage: