The regional FY-3 Atmospheric Sounding Service will be extended on 1 August to include data from the FY-3D satellite.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
The regional FY-3 Atmospheric Sounding Service, also called EARS-VASS, currently consists of Level-1B data from CMA’s FY-3C MWHS-II (Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder II) and IRAS (Infra-Red Atmospheric Sounder) instruments.
From 1 August, EARS-VASS will be extended to include Level-1B data from the MWHS-II (Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder II) and MWTS-II (Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder II) instruments onboard the FY-3D satellite.
The data are currently acquired at the Athens, Kangerlussuaq, Lannion, Maspalomas and Svalbard EARS stations.
They will be distributed on:
EUMETCast Europe, Basic Service
EUMETSAT Data Channel 1
Multicast address: 188.8.131.52
For MWHS-II: INKN [01-10] EUMS
For MWTS-II: INTN [01-10] EUMS
Note: The MWTS-II geolocation information can differ from the geolocation of the FY-3D global data for some orbits by up to 8 km.
Users currently subscribed to EARS-VASS data via EUMETCast will receive the new regional FY-3D data automatically. Other users wishing to receive EARS-VASS data should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).
For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.