MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument

IRS Mission Advisory Group (IRS-MAG) June 2021

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

Held: 8 June 2021, Online

Last Updated

07 July 2021

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

Time Category Title Presenter/s
13:00   Welcome Co-chairs
13:05-13:15 Instrument/Program MTG program status Alexander Schmid
13:15-13:45 Instrument/Program Review of actions All
13:45–14:10 Instrument/Program Instrument status & testing results and discussion Tobias Guggenmoser/All
14:10–14:30 Instrument/Program Instrument RfDs and discussion Stefano Gigli/All
14:30–15:00 Instrument/Program Etalon effect and discussion Pierre Dussarrat/All
15:00–15:30 Instrument/Program Colocations FCI/IRS and discussion Claude Ledez/All
15:30–15:50 Processing/Science Status of the IRSPP and discussion Nigel Atkinson/All
15:50–16:15 Processing/Science Cloud information in the IRS L1 product and discussion Tim Hultberg/All
16:15–16:35 Processing/Science Status of the IDPF-S v2 and discussion Domenico Schiavulli/All
16:35–17:00 Processing/Science Simulation of IRS data and discussion Miguel Martinez/All
17:00–17:30 Processing/Science Studies/Fellows:
At ECMWF: Tony McNally
At ULB: Pierre-François Coheur
At the Met Office: Nigel Atkinson
At Météo-France: Nadia Fourrie