Trees in the wind and fog

Public release of Metop-C AVHRR wind products

Trees in the wind and fog
Trees in the wind and fog

Metop-C AVHRR wind products will be available on EUMETCast from 14 March.

Last Updated

23 September 2020

Published on

07 March 2019

The AVHRR wind products extracted from Metop-C have been successfully validated and have operational quality. These include single AVHRR wind products over polar regions and dual Metop AVHRR wind products (global: AVHRR Atmospheric Motion Vectors — Metop - Global and triplet: AVHRR Atmospheric Motion Vectors (triplet mode) - Metop — Polar )

Metop-C AVHRR Winds Product Validation Report

 Example of Metop-C AVHRR Atmospheric Motion Vectors dual wind product
Figure 1: Example of Metop-C AVHRR Atmospheric Motion Vectors dual wind product

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

Channel: E1H-EPS-10
Multicast address: 224.223.223.12:6010
PID: 600

Example filenames:
Single AVHRR winds:
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPC+AVHRR_C_EUMP_20190214231603_01420_eps_t_amv_l2.bin
Global AVHRR winds:
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPC+AVHRR_C_EUMP_20190214231003_01420_eps_t_amv_l2d.bin
Triplet AVHRR winds:
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPC+AVHRR_C_EUMP_20190214231003_01420_eps_t_amv_l2t.bin

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

  • ‘EUMP’ will become ‘EUMR’
  • ‘_t_’ will become ‘_o_’.
  Example of Metop-C AVHRR Atmospheric Motion Vectors single wind product
Figure 2: Example of Metop-C AVHRR Atmospheric Motion Vectors single wind product

Users wishing to receive Metop-C AVHRR wind products should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP) (The relevant registration entries in our EOP are Metop-C ‘AVHRR Polar Winds’ for the single AVHRR winds, and ‘Multi-Metop Wind Products’ for the Global and Triplet AVHRR winds).

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