MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument

IRS mission advisory group (IRS-MAG), May 2019

MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument
MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument

Held: 16-17 May 2019, EUMETSAT, Germany

Last Updated

07, January 2021

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 Meeting.


Programme and reports

Thursday 16 May

Time Category Title Presenter/s
13:00–13:15   Welcome and agenda Co-chairs
13:15–13:45   Review of ongoing actions Co-chairs
14:00–14:30 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Instrument update and performances (including the Non-Conformity performance) Daniel Lamarre
14:30–15:15 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 ATBD L1 evolutions – version for internal CCB Bertrand Theodore
15:15–15:45 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Update on the IRS L1 prototype restructuring + status Bertrand Theodore
15:45–16:15 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Presentation of the study on geolocation accuracy (Action M6.5) Domenico Schiavulli
16:30–17:00 IRS Test Data Presentation of the test data plan (Action M6.6) Domenico Schiavulli
17:00–17:30 IRS Test Data To revisit old presentation on the needs for L1 and L2 test data (Action M6.7) C. Koepken-Watts
17:30–18:00 IRS Test Data Presentation of desirable test data/parameters from the IRS Engineering Model (Action M6.8) Claude Camy-Peyret
18:00–18:15 IRS Test Data ECMWF test data generation and preliminary runs Bertrand Theodore
18:15–18:30 IRS Test Data Requirements for NRT access to ALTIUS data Claude Camy-Peyret

Friday 17 May

Time Category Title Presenter/s
09:00–09:15   Welcome Co-chairs
09:15–10:00 Atmospheric composition - CAMS Invited talk on CAMS Vincent-Henri Peuch (ECMWF)
10:00–10:30 Atmospheric composition - CAMS IRS capabilities for Atmospheric composition, and to identify where developments are needed Pierre Coheur
10:45–11:15 Level 2 activities Characterization and Error Analysis of PWLR Profiles Tim Hultberg
11:15–11:45 Level 2 activities On-going studies at EUM and future plans Thomas August
11:45–12:00 Level 2 activities ECMWF L2 assimilation study Tony McNally
13:00–13:15 Level 2 activities Proposal for technical and communication for the PC basis update (Action M5A9bis) Thomas August
13:15–13:30 Level 2 activities L2 retrievals assimilation for regional/convection resolving models (Action M5.A10) Thomas August
13:30–14:30 Level 2 activities Science plan – outlines of each chapter Book captains
14:30–14:45 GIIRS data GIIRS products quality assessment Dave Tobin
14:45–15:00 GIIRS data GIIRS data – users feedback Tony McNally
15:00–15:30   Wrap-up  

Supporting documents

MTG-IRS-MAG-high resolution data for MTG

Science Plan - Chapter 3 DRAFT