InfraRed Sounder A Spot

IRS mission advisory group (IRS-MAG) January 2022


InfraRed Sounder A Spot
InfraRed Sounder A Spot

Held: 24 January 2022, Online

Last Updated

31 August 2023

Published on

27 April 2022

The Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) series of future European geostationary meteorological missions consists of two satellites: the imaging satellites (MTG-I) and the sounding satellites (MTG-S). The Infrared Sounder (IRS) is one of the two instruments hosted on board the MTG-S satellites.

The scope of the IRS mission is to provide the user community with information on time evolution of humidity and temperature distribution, as function of latitude, longitude and altitude. In this context, EUMETSAT has established the IRS mission advisory group (IRS-MAG) with the mandate of providing independent advice on the scientific concepts, cal/val approaches, and data usability of the IRS mission.

Objectives and outcomes

The proceedings and outcomes of the meeting can be found in the minutes of the meeting.

Programme and reports

24 January

Title Presenter/s
Review of actions All
Instrument status, testing results, data availability. Plus discussion ESA/All
Calibration ringing and its correction. Plus discussion Pierre Dussarrat/All
Progress on straylight analysis and correction. Plus discussion Pierre Dussarrat/All
Status of the IDPF-S. Plus discussion Domenico Schiavulli/All
Test data. Plus discussion Thomas August/All
IASI-A end-of-life testing Bertrand Theodore
L2 Assimilation/Reconstructed radiances/GIIRS assimilation/HSIR data for ocean studies Tony McNally
Update on the use of reconstructed radiances Pierre-François Coheur
Use of reconstructed radiance in ICON Christina Köpkens-Watts
Assimilation of IRS in NWP Nadia Fourrie