Switching on Metop-C’s instruments

Public release of Metop-C AVHRR and ATOVS Level 1B data


Switching on Metop-C’s instruments
Switching on Metop-C’s instruments

Metop-C AVHRR and ATOVS (MHS and AMSU-A) Level 1B data will be available on EUMETCast from 2 April.

Last Updated

23 September 2021

Published on

01 April 2019

The MHS L1B (MHS GDS Level 1B — Metop ) and AMSU-A L1B (AMSU-A GDS Level 1B — Metop ) data from Metop-C have been successfully validated and have operational quality. The Metop-C AVHRR L1B data (AVHRR GDS Level 1B — Metop), currently have pre-operational quality as the validation of cloud mask is still ongoing.

The Product Validation Report will be available soon.

The data will be distributed on EUMETCast Europe, High Volume Service Transponder 1 (HVS-1), using the following channels:

Product HVS-1 Channel Multicast address PID
AVHRR L1B E1H-EPS-10 600
MHS L1B E1H-EPS-8 600
AMSU-A L1B E1H-EPS-2 600

Example filenames




Note: When the Metop-C satellite is declared operational, some elements of the filenames will change, as follows:

  • AVHRR L1B: ‘_C_’ will become ‘_O_’.
  • MHS L1B and AMSU-A L1B: ‘EUMP’ will become ‘EUMR’ and ‘_t_’ will become ‘_o_’.

Users wishing to receive these new Metop-C data should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.