InfraRed Sounder A Spot

IRS mission advisory group (IRS-MAG), October 2017


InfraRed Sounder A Spot
InfraRed Sounder A Spot

Held: 18-19 October 2017, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt.

Last Updated

31 August 2023

Published on

20 October 2017

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

Wednesday 18 October

Title Presenter/s
Welcome and introduction on new MAG Co-chairs
Logistics and tour de table All
Review of on-going actions Co-chairs
MTG IRS programme status Remy Perin (EUM)
MTG dissemination evolution Denis Fayard (EUM)
IRS instrument status Daniel Lamarre (ESA)
L1 processing status (ATBD/PS) and open points and studies Dorothee Coppens (EUM)
Feedback on the ATBD Herve Roquet (MF)
IRS L1 Product Format Specification Stefano Gigli (EUM)
PC compression Tim Hultberg (EUM)
Outcome of the ECMWF assimilation of hyper-spectral geostationary satellites observations workshop Tony McNally (ECMWF)
IRS PP (regional processing) Nigel Atkinson (Met Office)
Discussion All

Thursday 19 October

Title Presenter/s
Hyperspectral L2: Status and schedule @ EUM Dieter Klaes (EUM)
MTG IRS L2 approach to be followed Thomas August (EUM)
MTG IRS L2 operational: open issues (first guess, spectral resolution and coverage, apodisation, high zenital angles…) Thomas August (EUM)
Outcome of the NRT L2 dissemination Stephen Tjemkes (EUM)
User feedback on the NRT L2 dissemination Erik Gregow (FMI)
Discussion on the applications (open) All
IRS measurement sequences - Impact on the applications Gary Fowler (EUM)
L0/L1/L2 Test data: status Bertrand Theodore (EUM)
Discussion on the morning presentations All
Discussion on cal/val and science plans All, led by J. Grandell
AOB and wrap-up All