Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounder data available now on EUMETCast

GIIRS data now available on EUMETCast

Instrument onboard FY-4A satellite is now delivering the first operational data.

Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounder data available now on EUMETCast
Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounder data available now on EUMETCast

The China Meteorological Administration's FY-4A satellite is delivering Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounder data from onboard the Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder (GIIRS) as of yesterday, 24 April.

Last Updated

21 January 2021

Published on

25 April 2019

The FY-4A satellite mission objectives support:

GIIRS scan mode, © NSMC
GIIRS scan mode, © NSMC

Find out more information about the satellite here. The GIIRS data is now available from EUMETSAT via EUMETCast Terrestrial and will be important for us and our users in preparing for the delivery of data from the Infrared Sounder (IRS) instrument onboard the future Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) series of European geostationary meteorological satellites. Find out more about the GIIRS instrument by visiting our website, here:

GIIRS instrument onboard FY-4
GIIRS instrument onboard FY-4