At 22:00 UTC on 5 September 2011 (Figure 10(a)), a precipitation cell
is simulated over the coastline.
Two fast-scanning "conventional" radars (XI and X2) operated by the French Laboratoire de MEtEorologie Physique (LaMP) were also deployed in the northern part of the domain to study the variability of rain at the precipitation cell
scale and at high temporal resolution (<1 min).
Of these, AMSU-B is operational aboard the US's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's NOAA-M satellite (launched on 24 June 2002) and is used to image cloud cover and precipitation cells
together with data gathering on water vapour content in cloud masses.