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Metop-B

Meteorology, Climatology

Launched in:2012
Repeat Cycle:29 Days
Orbit Height:817 Km
Orbit Type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: EUMETSAT
Launched 17 Sep 2012

Metop-B Websites

Information
ESA - Metop overview
Eumetsat - Metop
Eumetsat - Metop design
ESA eoPortal - Metop missions
ESA Earthnet Online - Metop programme
Data ordering
EUMETSAT - Data Center
EUMETSAT - Data Center info
NOAA CLASS

On Board Sensors

AMSU-A (Advanced Microwave Sounding)
 
Information
  Eumetsat - AMSU-A
  Eumetsat - ATOVS level 1b product guide
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  EUMETSAT - Data Center
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1 (23.8 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 2 (31.4 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 3 (50.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 4 (52.8 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 5 (53.6 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 6 (54.40 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 7 (54.94 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 8 (55.5 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 9 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 10 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 11 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 12 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 13 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 14 (57.3 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
  Band 15 (89.0 GHz)  (Microwave)       50000   2343  
ARGOS-3 (A/DCS) (Advanced Data Collection System)
 
Information
  ARGOS Brochure
  ARGOS System
  Data ordering

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band   (Other)          
AVHRR/3 (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer)
 
Information
  AVHRR (USGS)
  AVHRR/3 info (NOAA)
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  Alaska SAR Facility
  AVHRR 1 km Homepage
  DLR - EOWeb
  Dundee Satellite Receiving Station
  EOLI - Earthnet On-Line Interactive-ESA
  GLCF-University of Maryland
  NASA EOSDIS - Earthdata
  NOAA - AVHRR data
  NOAA CLASS
  NOAA National Climatic Data Center
  USGS EarthExplorer

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1  (VIS)   0.58 to 0.68     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 2  (NIR)   0.725 to 1.1     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 3A  (SWIR)   1.58 to 1.64     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 3B  (MWIR)   3.55 to 3.93     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 4  (TIR)   10.3 to 11.3     1090 (4000)   2000  
  Band 5  (TIR)   11.5 to 12.5     1090 (4000)   2000  
GOME-2 (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2)
 
Information
  ESA - About GOME-2
  Eumetsat - GOME-2
  Data ordering
  EUMETSAT - Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1  (UV)   0.24 to 0.315     5000 (40000)   960   29
  Band 2  (UV)   0.311 to 0.403     5000 (40000)   960   29
  Band 3  (VIS)   0.401 to 0.6     5000 (40000)   960   29
  Band 4  (VIS)   0.598 to 0.79     5000 (40000)   960   29
HIRS/4 (High Resolution Infra Red Radiation Sounder)
 
Information
  ESA - About HIRS/4
  Eumetsat - ATOVS level 1b product guide
  Eumetsat - HIRS/4
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering
  EUMETSAT - Data Center
  NASA EOSDIS - Earthdata

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1  (TIR)   14.949     10000   1092  
  Band 2  (TIR)   14.706     10000   1092  
  Band 3  (TIR)   14.493     10000   1092  
  Band 4  (TIR)   14.225     10000   1092  
  Band 5  (TIR)   13.966     10000   1092  
  Band 6  (TIR)   13.643     10000   1092  
  Band 7  (TIR)   13.351     10000   1092  
  Band 8  (TIR)   11.111     10000   1092  
  Band 9  (TIR)   9.709     10000   1092  
  Band 10  (TIR)   12.469     10000   1092  
  Band 11  (TIR)   7.326     10000   1092  
  Band 12  (TIR)   6.523     10000   1092  
  Band 13  (MWIR)   4.57     10000   1092  
  Band 14  (MWIR)   4.525     10000   1092  
  Band 15  (MWIR)   4.474     10000   1092  
  Band 16  (MWIR)   4.454     10000   1092  
  Band 17  (MWIR)   4.132     10000   1092  
  Band 18  (MWIR)   3.976     10000   1092  
  Band 19  (MWIR)   3.759     10000   1092  
  Band 20  (VIS)   0.69     10000   1092  
IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer)
 
Information
  ESA - About IASI
  Eumetsat - IASI
  Eumetsat - IASI product guide
  Data ordering
  EUMETSAT - Data Center

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1 (645 - 1210 cm-1)  (TIR)   8.26 to 15.5     12000 (100000)   2052  
  Band 2 (1210 - 2000 cm-1)  (TIR)   5 to 8.26     12000 (100000)   2052  
  Band 3 (2100 - 2760 cm-1)  (MWIR)   3.62 to 5     12000 (100000)   2052  
MHS (Microwave Humidity Sounder)
 
Information
  Eumetsat - ATOVS level 1b product guide
  GSFC - POES Instruments
  Data ordering

Sensor Bands
BandWavelength
(µm)
Bandwidth
(µm)
Resolution
(m)
Swath width
(km)
Revisit time
(days)
  Band 1 (89.0 GHz)  (Microwave)       16300   1078  
  Band 2 (157.0 GHz)  (Microwave)       16300   1078  
  Band 3 (183 GHz)  (Microwave)       16300   1078  
  Band 4 (183 GHz)  (Microwave)       16300   1078  
  Band 5 (190 GHz)  (Microwave)       16300   1078  
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