Metop Services

The data services from EPS are provided by the Metop and NOAA polar orbiting satellites. These include instrument direct readout and generated products derived from the global data dumps and regional direct readout acquisition.

The range of data and products are invaluable for operational meteorology and climate monitoring.

  • Temperature and moisture sounding for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP).
  • All weather capability.
  • Troposphere, stratosphere, and troposphere/stratosphere interactions.
  • Imagery of clouds and land/ocean surfaces.
  • Air-sea interactions.

Global Data Service

The Global Data Service provides near real-time products to the user community generated from instrument data.

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Regional Data Service

The Regional Data Service is provided by the EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS), a network of Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission (AHRPT) reception stations.

EARS comprises of eight separate polar satellite instrument data services: EARS-ASCAT, EARS-ATOVS, EARS-AVHRR, EARS-IASI, EARS-NWC, EARS-ATMS, EARS-CrIS and EARS-VIIRS. Each of the EARS services retransmits observations from an instrument, or an instrument group, and aims to provide a homogeneous service across the NOAA and Metop polar orbiting satellite platforms.

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Direct Readout

The Metop Direct Readout Service provides local user stations with real-time transmission of data, limited to the instantaneous sub-satellite observation. Readout of all instrument data can be achieved via Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission (AHRPT).

The NOAA direct readout HRPT system provides data from all NOAA-K, L, M, N spacecraft instruments. For further information on this service contact NOAA.

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