Meteosat Third Generation
EUMETSAT's next generation of geostationary satellites
The Meteosat Third Generation satellite system is set to revolutionise weather forecasting and enable more precise monitoring of our changing atmosphere, land and oceans.
MTG instruments and ground segment
Flexible Combined Imager (FCI)
The Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) flies on the on the MTG-I satellite.
IRS will provide information on water vapour and temperature structures of the atmosphere.
Copernicus Sentinel-4 will monitor key air quality trace gases and aerosols over Europe at high spatial resolution.
Delivering spectral information and horizontal and vertical gradients of humidity and temperature.
MTG science studies & meetings
Assimilation of PC-reconstructed radiances in NWP
Hyperspectral missions have been providing key information to numerical weather prediction (NWP) for about two decades, e.g.
Preparing for MTG-IRS in NWP using GIIRS observations
Study in preparation for MTG-IRS in NWP using GIIRS observations.
Planning of LMA campaigns in Africa for LI cal/val
Validating the MTG Lightning Imager (LI) with scenarios of Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) in-field campaigns in Africa.
Comparison & characterisation of ATDnet versus LIS
Evaluating the performance of the Met Office lightning location system ATDnet against the TRMM Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS).
IRS retrievals & applications at high satellite zenith angle
Study to engineer a method aimed at assessing the sensing sensitivity of MTG-IRS at high scanning angles.