Providing operational sounder data with high timeliness
EARS-ATMS collects data from the ATMS instrument on board the JPSS spacecrafts, operated by NASA and NOAA.
14 November 2023
28 April 2020
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) is a cross-track microwave sounder that combines the capabilities of current generation microwave temperature sounders (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit, AMSU-A) and microwave humidity sounders (MHS) that are flying on EUMETSAT’s and NOAA's IJPS satellites. It measures at 22 frequency bands in the range from 23GHz through 183GHz. Check the JPSS pages on the NOAA website for more details.
The provision of ATMS data in the form of an EARS-service is a logical extension of the EARS-ATOVS service, providing operational sounder data with high timeliness for the assimilation in numerical atmospheric models from regional to global scale.
EARS-ATMS service specification
Suomi-NPP, NOAA-20 and NOAA-21, as shown on the tables on the Regional Data Service/EARS webpage.
RT-STPS as provided by the NASA, CSPP as provided by CIMSS and AAPP as provided by NWP SAF, configured and run by EUMETSAT.
One file per station per pass.
Products via EUMETCast Europe
SDR, all 22 ATMS spectral channels, all Fields of View, calibrated and geolocated, BUFR format.
Timeliness via EUMETCast
Products via RMDCN/GTS
As for EUMETCast
Archived in EUMETSAT
For more information on EARS-ATMS see TD 14 - EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service Technical Description
Full details on products can be found in the Product Navigator:
ATMS Regional Data Service
Other EARS services
EARS-ASCAT collects ASCAT instrument data from Metop passes, via a network of HRPT stations, and re-transmits Level 2 products via EUMETCast.
EARS-ATOVS provides the European meteorological community with sounder data covering data-sparse areas, within 30 minutes of the instrument observations.
The EARS-CrIS service collects data from the CrIS instrument onboard the JPSS spacecrafts, operated by NASA and NOAA.
EARS-IASI collects IASI instrument data from Metop satellite-passes via a network of HRPT stations and re-transmits Level 1c and pilot Level 2 products.
EARS-MERSI complements the Metop and the US POES and SNPP/JPSS satellites currently covered by EARS.
EARS-VASS (Vertical Atmospheric Sounding Service), complements the Metop and the US POES and SNPP/JPSS satellites currently covered by EARS.