InfraRed Sounder A Spot

IRS mission advisory group (IRS-MAG) June 2020


InfraRed Sounder A Spot
InfraRed Sounder A Spot

Held: 6 June 2020, Online

Last Updated

31 August 2023

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

Title Presenter/s
Welcome and agenda and review of ongoing actions Co-chairs
Summary of performances non-compliances Daniel Lamarre
MTG-IRS In-Field straylight Daniel Lamarre
Optical performances: impact on the level 1 products – presentation of the tool and first tests Pierre Dussarrat
Status on IRS test data available at EUMETSAT EUMETSAT
Presentation of proxy IRS data generation Miguel Martinez
IRS L1 test dataset Nadia Fourrie, Christina Koepken-Watts, Tony McNally
Update on the study at ECMWF Tony McNally
Preliminary results on NH3 retrievals using GIIRS Pierre Coheur

Supporting documents

Executive summary