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 ATOVS Level 2 Product Format Specification (PDF)
MHS|AMSU-A|HIRS
ATOVS Sounding Products - NOAA ATOVS Level 2 Product Format Specification (PDF)
MHS|AMSU-A|HIRS
Aerosol Properties over Sea - MSG - 0 degree MSG Meteorological Products ATBD (PDF)
SEVIRI
All Sky Radiances - MSG - 0 degree MSG Meteorological Products ATBD (PDF)
SEVIRI
Atmospheric Motion Vectors - MSG - 0 degree Technical Documents - MSG AMV Update - March 2007 (PDF)
SEVIRI
Atmospheric Temperature Water Vapour and Surface Skin Temperature Error Estimate - Metop   IASI
Clear Sky Radiances - MFG - Indian Ocean   MVIRI
Clear Sky Radiances - MSG - 0 degree MSG Meteorological Products ATBD (PDF)
SEVIRI
Clear Sky Water Vapour Winds - MFG - Indian Ocean   MVIRI
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 Albedo - MFG   MVIRI
Cloud Analysis (BUFR) - MFG - Indian Ocean Cloud Analysis - Factsheet (PDF)
MVIRI
Cloud Analysis - MSG - 0 degree Cloud Analysis - Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Cloud Analysis Image - MSG - 0 degree Cloud Analysis Image - Factsheet (PDF)
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
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Cloud Phase - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Cloud Top Height - MSG - 0 degree Cloud Top Height - Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Cloud Top Height - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Cloud Top Pressure - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Cloud Top Temperature - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Cloud Type - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Cloud Water Path - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Direct Irradiance at Surface - MFG   MVIRI
Divergence Product - MSG - 0 degree Divergence Product Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Emitted Thermal radiative flux at the Top of the atmosphere - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
SEVIRI|CERES|GERB
Evaporation - DMSP   SSMI
Fractional Cloud Cover - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Freshwater Flux - DMSP   SSMI
Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget GERB site
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)
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 Carbon Monoxide Profiles FORLI-CO - Metop   IASI
IASI Cloud Parameters - Metop   IASI
IASI Combined Sounding Products - Metop IASI Factsheet (PDF)
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
DIARAD/VIRGO
Latent Heat Flux - DMSP   SSMI
Layered Water Vapour and Temperature - NOAA EUMETSAT CM SAF page
MHS|AMSU-A|AMSU-A|HIRS
MSG Sofware Package - MSG EUMETSAT NWC SAF page
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 Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimate Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Near Real-Time Absorbing Aerosol Index - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
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
GOME-2
Near Real-Time Refractivity Profile - Metop EUMETSAT ROM SAF page
GRAS
Near Real-Time Total Column - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
GOME-2
Near Real-Time UV Index Clear Sky and Near Real Time UV Index Cloud Corrected - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
GOME-2
Near Surface Specific Humidity - DMSP   SSMI
Near Surface Wind Speed - DMSP   SSMI
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
GOME-2
Offline O3 Photolysis Rate - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
GOME-2
Offline Ozone Profile - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
GOME-2
Offline Ozone Profile from Joint IASI and GOME-2 - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
IASI|GOME-2
Offline Total Column - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
GOME-2
Offline UV Daily - Metop EUMETSAT Ozone Monitoring SAF page
GOME-2
Optimal Cloud Analysis - MSG - 0 degree Optimal Cloud Analysis - Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Outgoing Longwave Radiation - MSG Outgoing Longwave Radiation - Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
PPS Sofware Package - Multimission EUMETSAT NWC SAF page
AVHRR
Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Optical Properties - Metop Polar Multi-Sensor Aerosol Product: Product Format Specification (PDF)
GOME-2|AVHRR|IASI
Polar Winds - Metop AVHRR Level 2 Polar Winds Product Generation Specification (PDF)
AVHRR
Precipitation - DMSP   SSMI
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)
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
SEVIRI|CERES|GERB
SEM GDS level 0 - Metop   SEM
Specific Humidity and Temperature at pressure Levels - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
MHS|AMSU-A|AMSU-B|HIRS
Surface Albedo - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Surface Downward Longwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Surface Incoming Direct Radiation - MSG EUMETSAT CM SAF page
SEVIRI
Surface Incoming Shortwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Surface Incoming Solar Radiation   MVIRI
Surface Net Longwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Surface Net Shortwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Surface Outgoing Longwave Radiation - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Surface Radiation Budget - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
AVHRR|SEVIRI
Total Ozone - MSG - 0 degree Real-Time Imagery
SEVIRI
Tropospheric Humidity - MSG - 0 degree Tropospheric Humidity - Factsheet (PDF)
SEVIRI
Upper Tropospheric Humidity - MFG - Indian Ocean Upper Tropospheric Humidity - Factsheet (PDF)
MVIRI
Vertical Integrated Water Vapour - Multimission EUMETSAT CM SAF page
MHS|AMSU-A|HIRS|SSM/I
Volcanic Ash Detection (CAP) - MSG - 0 degree London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC)
SEVIRI
Volcanic Ash Detection (netCDF) - MSG - 0 degree Navigation data
SEVIRI