MTG IR Sounder (IRS) Instrument

IRS Mission Advisory Group (IRS-MAG) November 2020

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

Held: 12 November 2020, Online

Last Updated

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 Executive summary.


Programme and reports

Thursday 12 November

Time Category Title Presenter/s
14:00–14:30   Welcome and agenda and review of ongoing actions Co-chairs
14:30–15:00 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Update on In-Field Straylight and Spectral Calibration Pierre Dussarrat
15:30-16:00 Instrument, breadboard and level-1 Update on IRS Geometric Performances from MTG-S Satellite CDR Claude Ledez
16:15–17:15 IRS Test data and Science plan Discussion linked to the action M9.A4 Thomas August/All
17:15–17:45 IRS Test data and Science plan Discussion on the science plan: planning, issues,… linked to the action M7.A13 All
17:45–18:00   Brief update on progress with the GIIRS collaboration project (ECMWF/EUMETSAT) Tony McNally