InfraRed Sounder A Spot

IRS mission advisory group (IRS MAG) June 2021


InfraRed Sounder A Spot
InfraRed Sounder A Spot

Held: 8 June 2021, Online

Last Updated

26 June 2024

Published on

07 July 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 Executive summary.

Programme and reports

Tuesday 8 June

Title Presenter/s
MTG program status Alexander Schmid
Review of actions All
Instrument status & testing results and discussion Tobias Guggenmoser/All
Instrument RfDs and discussion Stefano Gigli/All
Etalon effect and discussion Pierre Dussarrat/All
Colocations FCI/IRS and discussion Claude Ledez/All
Status of the IRSPP and discussion Nigel Atkinson/All
Cloud information in the IRS L1 product and discussion Tim Hultberg/All
Status of the IDPF-S v2 and discussion Domenico Schiavulli/All
Simulation of IRS data and discussion Miguel Martinez/All
At ECMWF: Tony McNally
At ULB: Pierre-François Coheur
At the Met Office: Nigel Atkinson
At Météo-France: Nadia Fourrie