MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument

IRS Mission Advisory Group (IRS-MAG), November 2019

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

Held: 18-19 November 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

Monday 18 November

Time Category Title Presenter/s
13:00–13:15   Welcome and agenda Co-chairs
13:15–13:20   Introduction of new member Flavio Iturbide (NOAA)
13:20–13:50   Review of ongoing actions Co-chairs
13:50–14:00   ITSC feedbacks Dorothee/Thomas
14:00–14:30 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Instrument update and performances (including the Non-Conformity performance + halo effect) Daniel Lamarre
14:30–15:00 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 First feedbacks on the IRS NC Bertrand Theodore
15:00–15:30 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 IF alignment monitoring Pierre Dussarrat
15:30–16:00 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Feedbacks on the Wisconsin uniformisation (M5.A2) Pierre Dussarrat
16:15–16:30 MTG tool box + level-1 Principal Component MTG toolbox Peter Miu
16:30–16:35 MTG tool box + level-1 Principal Component Short introduction for the PC discussion Dorothee Coppens
16:35–17:05 MTG tool box + level-1 Principal Component Five wrong reasons not to use reconstructed radiances Tim Hultberg
17:05–17:35 MTG tool box + level-1 Principal Component Slot for discussion on PC All

Tuesday 19 November

Time Category Title Presenter/s
09:00–09:05 IRS Test Data Welcome Co-chairs
09:05–09:35 IRS Test Data Proposal for the definition of 'scientific' and 'technical' test data Tony McNally
09:35–09:55 IRS Test Data Requirements on test data for scientific and functional purposes (M7.A8) Christina Köpkens-Watts
09:55–10:15 IRS Test Data Outcome of the MTG users workshop Stephan Bojinsky
10:30–10:45 L2 retrievals, L2 assimilation and monitoring Executive summary of progress from L2 assimilation study at ECMWF Tony McNally
10:45–11:30 L2 retrievals, L2 assimilation and monitoring Feedback of the L2 studies – interaction with the user community Thomas August
11:30–11:45 L2 retrievals, L2 assimilation and monitoring Summary on the leading entities of European regional NWP consortia, as well as NOAA, to know about their plans to assimilate L2 products Thomas August
11:45–12:00 L2 retrievals, L2 assimilation and monitoring Monitoring of NH3 with MTG IRS Pierre-François Coheur
13:00–13:15 L2 retrievals, L2 assimilation and monitoring Introduction to which levels to use L2 products Tony McNally
13:15–14:00 L2 retrievals, L2 assimilation and monitoring Discussion on the number of levels for the L2 products Tim Hultberg
14:00–14:15 Feedbacks on GIIRS data GIIRS products quality assessment Pierre Dussarrat
14:15–14:30 Feedbacks on GIIRS data Overview of progress with GIIRS at ECMWF Tony McNally
14:30–14:45 Additional topics Discussion on the science plan: status, way forward All
14:45–15:00 Additional topics Processing flags in the IRS L1 product Bertrand Theodore
15:00–15:30 Additional topics Heterogeneity with imager mode Bertrand Theodore

Supporting Documents

Answer to M7A6 (coheurcamypeyret)