Atmosphere

The atmospheric information available from our satellites has wider benefits than its contribution to weather forecasting.

The records built up in the EUMETSAT archives help detect climate change and are a valuable resource to scientists trying to gain a better understanding of the processes that affect climate change. Information on the composition of the atmosphere, derived from our satellite measurements, plays a vital role in building our knowledge of the state of the environment, and in the assessment of environmental risks, such as ozone depletion in the stratosphere and the build-up of pollutants in the atmosphere.

Click on the product names below to view further details in our Product Navigator.

The O3M SAF processes data on ozone, other trace gases, aerosols and ultraviolet data, obtained from satellite instrumentation.

Atmosphere Products
Title Resources Instrument
ATOVS Sounding Products - Metop   MHS, AMSU-A, HIRS
ATOVS Sounding Products - NOAA   MHS, AMSU-A, HIRS
Aerosol Properties over Sea - MSG - 0 degree   SEVIRI
All Sky Radiances - MSG - 0 degree   SEVIRI
Atmospheric Motion Vectors - MSG - 0 degree Technical Documents - MSG AMV Update - March 2007 (PDF)
Atmospheric Motion Vectors - Factsheet (PDF)
Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
Clear Sky Radiances - MFG - Indian Ocean   MVIRI
Clear Sky Water Vapour Winds - MFG - Indian Ocean   MVIRI
Clear-Sky Radiances - MSG - 0 degree   SEVIRI
Clear-Sky Reflectance Map - MSG - 0 degree Clear Sky Reflectance Map - Factsheet (PDF) SEVIRI
Climate Data Set - MFG - Indian Ocean Climate Data Set - Factsheet (PDF) MVIRI
Climate Data Set - MSG - 0 degree Climate Data Set - Factsheet (PDF) SEVIRI
Cloud Analysis (BUFR) - MFG - Indian Ocean Cloud Analysis - Factsheet (PDF) MVIRI
Cloud Analysis - MSG - 0 degree Cloud Analysis - Factsheet (PDF)
Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
Cloud Analysis Image - MSG - 0 degree Cloud Analysis Image - Factsheet (PDF)
Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
Cloud Mask - MFG - Indian Ocean Cloud Mask - Factsheet (PDF) MVIRI
Cloud Mask - MSG - 0 degree Real-Time Imagery SEVIRI
Cloud Motion Winds - MFG - Indian Ocean   MVIRI
Cloud Optical Thickness - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Cloud Phase - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Cloud Top Height - MSG - 0 degree Cloud Top Height - Factsheet (PDF)
Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
Cloud Top Height - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Cloud Top Pressure - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Cloud Top Temperature - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Cloud Type - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Cloud Water Path - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Divergence Product - MSG - 0 degree Divergence - Factsheet (PDF) SEVIRI
EUMETCast Training Channel    
Emitted Thermal radiative flux at the Top of the atmosphere - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
SEVIRI, CERES, GERB
Fractional Cloud Cover - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget GERB site
Belgian Meteorological Service
RAL
RMIB GERB User Guide (PDF)
GERB
Geostationary Nowcasting Cloud Top Temperature and Height - MSG - 0 degree Nowcasting SAF webpage SEVIRI
Geostationary Nowcasting Cloud Type - MSG - 0 degree Nowcasting SAF webpage SEVIRI
Geostationary Nowcasting Cloudmask - MSG - 0 degree Nowcasting SAF webpage SEVIRI
Global AVHRR Atmospheric motion vectors - Metop   AVHRR
Global Instability Index - MSG - 0 degree Global Instability Index - Factsheet (PDF)
Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
High Resolution GOME-2 Vertical Ozone Profiles - Metop   GOME-2
High Resolution Precipitation Index - MFG - Indian Ocean High Resolution Precipitation Index - Factsheet (PDF) MVIRI
High Resolution Precipitation Index - MSG - 0 degree High Resolution Precipitation Index - Factsheet (PDF) SEVIRI
IASI Atmospheric Temperature Water Vapour and Surface Skin Temperature - Metop   IASI
IASI Cloud Parameters - Metop   IASI
IASI Combined Sounding Products - Metop   IASI
IASI Ozone - Metop   IASI
IASI Surface Emissivity - Metop   IASI
IASI Trace Gases - Metop   IASI
Incoming Solar Radiative flux at the top of the atmosphere - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
DIARAD/VIRGO
Layered Water Vapour and Temperature - NOAA EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
MHS, AMSU-A, AMSU-A, HIRS
MSG Sofware Package - MSG EUMETSAT NWC SAF page
NWC SAF
SEVIRI
Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate (GRIB) - MFG - Indian Ocean   MVIRI
Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate (GRIB) - MSG - 0 degree Real-Time Imagery SEVIRI
Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate (JPEG) - MFG - Indian Ocean Real-Time Imagery MVIRI
Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate (JPEG) - MSG - 0 degree   SEVIRI
Near Real-Time Absorbing Aerosol Index - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Near Real-Time Absorbing Aerosol Index from the GOME-2 PMD   GOME-2
Near Real-Time Ozone Profiles - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Near Real-Time Refractivity Profile - Metop EUMETSAT ROM SAF page
ROM SAF
Product User Manual (PDF)
GRAS
Near Real-Time Total Column - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
DLR Product Preview
GOME-2
Near Real-Time UV Index Clear Sky and Near Real Time UV Index Cloud Corrected - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Offline Absorbing Aerosol Index - Metop   GOME-2
Offline Absorbing Aerosol Index from the GOME-2 PMD   GOME-2
Offline NO2 Photolysis Rate - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Offline O3 Photolysis Rate - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Offline Ozone Profile - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Offline Ozone Profile from Joint IASI and GOME-2 - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
IASI, GOME-2
Offline Total Column - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Offline UV Daily - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
Ozone Monitoring SAF
GOME-2
Optimal Cloud Analysis - MSG - 0 degree Optimal Cloud Analysis - Factsheet (PDF)
Study on Cloud Properties derived from Meteosat Second Generation Observations (RAL 2001) (PDF)
SEVIRI
Outgoing Longwave Radiation - MSG Outgoing Longwave Radiation - Factsheet (PDF) SEVIRI
PPS Sofware Package - Multimission EUMETSAT NWC SAF page
NWC SAF
AVHRR
Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Optical Properties - Metop Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Product: Product Format Specification (PDF)
Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Product: Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (PDF)
Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Product: User Requirements (PDF)
Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Product:User Guide (PDF)
Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Product: Validation Report (PDF)
GOME-2, AVHRR, IASI
Polar Winds - Metop AVHRR Level 2 Polar Winds Product Generation Specification (PDF)
AVHRR Level 2 Polar Winds Product Format Specification (PDF)
Dissemination of Polar Cap Winds Derived from Metop-A AVHRR/3 (PDF)
EPS Product Validation Report: Dissemination of NOAA-18 ATOVS/AVHRR Level 1 Data via EUMETCast (PDF)
AVHRR
Profile index in the roots region by scatterometer data assimilation - ECMWF Model Format description  
Rapid Scan Atmospheric Motion Vectors - MSG Atmospheric Motion Vectors - Factsheet (PDF)
Rapid Scanning Service
SEVIRI
Rapid Scan Clear-Sky Radiances - MSG Rapid Scanning Service SEVIRI
Rapid Scan Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimate (GRIB) - MSG Rapid Scanning Service SEVIRI
Rapid Scan Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimate (JPEG) - MSG Rapid Scanning Service SEVIRI
Rapid Scan Regional Instability Index - MSG Rapid Scanning Service SEVIRI
Reflected Solar Radiative Flux at the Top of the atmosphere - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
SEVIRI, CERES, GERB
SEM GDS level 0 - Metop   SEM
SSMIS - Upper Atmospheric Sounding Channels - DMSP Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) SSMIS
Specific Humidity and Temperature at pressure Levels - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
MHS, AMSU-A, AMSU-B, HIRS
Surface Albedo - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Surface Downward Longwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Surface Incoming Direct Radiation - MSG EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
SEVIRI
Surface Incoming Shortwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Surface Net Longwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Surface Net Shortwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Surface Outgoing Longwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Surface Radiation Budget - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Total Ozone - MSG - 0 degree Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI - Total Ozone Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Tropospheric Humidity - MSG - 0 degree Tropospheric Humidity - Factsheet (PDF)
Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
Upper Tropospheric Humidity - MFG - Indian Ocean Upper Tropospheric Humidity - Factsheet (PDF) MVIRI
Vertical Integrated Water Vapour - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
Climate Monitoring SAF
Climate Monitoring SAF Products
MHS, AMSU-A, HIRS, SSM/I
Volcanic Ash Detection (CAP) - MSG - 0 degree London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
CAP-EP: EUMETSAT's profile on the Common Alerting Protocol (PDF)
SEVIRI
Volcanic Ash Detection (netCDF) - MSG - 0 degree Navigation data
London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
SEVIRI