MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument

IRS Mission Advisory Group (IRS-MAG) June 2020

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

Held: 6 June 2020, Online

Last Updated

22 February 2021

Published on

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 4 June

Time Category Title Presenter/s
13:30–14:00   Welcome and agenda and review of ongoing actions Co-chairs
14:00–14:30 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Summary of Performances Non-Compliances Daniel Lamarre
14:30–15:00 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 MTG-IRS In-Field Straylight Daniel Lamarre
15:00–15:30 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Optical Performances: impact on the level 1 products – presentation of the tool and first tests Pierre Dussarrat
15:45–16:00 IRS Test data Status on IRS test data available at EUMETSAT EUMETSAT
16:00–16:30 IRS Test data Presentation of proxy IRS data generation Miguel Martinez
16:30–17:00 IRS Test data IRS L1 Test dataset Nadia Fourrie, Christina Koepken-Watts, Tony McNally
17:00–17:15   Update on the study at ECMWF Tony McNally
17:15–17:30   Preliminary results on NH3 retrievals using GIIRS Pierre Coheur

Supporting documents

Executive summary