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Meteosat Second Generation . Bryan Conway Satellite Applications Section, Met Office bryan.conway@metoffice.com. Meteosat Second Generation. New EUMETSAT geostationary satellite series 28 August 2002: Launch of MSG-1 17 October 2002: Solid state amplifier problems; commissioning suspended

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meteosat second generation

Meteosat Second Generation

Bryan Conway

Satellite Applications Section,

Met Office

bryan.conway@metoffice.com

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Meteosat Second Generation
  • New EUMETSAT geostationary satellite series
    • 28 August 2002: Launch of MSG-1
    • 17 October 2002: Solid state amplifier problems; commissioning suspended
    • 27 November 2002: Commissioning resumed
    • 28 November 2002: First images
    • Apr 03: EUMETCast MSG dissemination trials started
    • Aug 03: Calibrated imagery
    • Dec 03: Validated products
    • Jan 04: MSG-1 moved to 3.3°W
    • Jan 04: MSG operational
first msg image
First MSG image

Ch 1,2,3 composite

28 Nov 2002, 12.15 UTC

Note: MSG now at 10W; final station will be 3.3W

© EUMETSAT 2002

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Meteosat  Meteosat Second Generation (MSG)

METEOSAT MSG

channels 3 12

imaging cycle 30 min. 15 min.

resolution 5 km (IR) 3 km (IR) 2.5 km (vis) 1 km (vis)

data rate 166 kb/s 1000 kb/s

power 200 W 600 W

mass 720 Kg 2010 Kg

lifetime 5 years 7 years

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MSG channels

Wavelength (μm) application

0.6 and 0.8 cloud detection and tracking, scene identification, vegetation, aerosol

1.6 snow/cloud discrimination, ice/water cloud discrimination, aerosol

3.9 low cloud / fog detection, land/sea temperature (at night)

6.2 and 7.3 mid and upper tropospheric water vapour, cloud/vapour tracking, cloud height assignment

8.7 ice/water cloud discrimination

9.7 ozone - amount and feature tracking

10.8 and 12.0 land/sea and cloud temperature

13.4 cloud height assignment

0.75 high resolution visible

msg coverage based on nominal location of 0
MSG coverage(based on nominal location of 0º)

3,712 x 3,712 (Meteosat 2,500 x 2,500)

11,136 x 5,568 (Meteosat 5,000 x 5,000)

HRV(Nominal & Alternative)

All Channels except HRV

msg derived products 1 2
MSG derived products (1/2)
  • Generated by EUMETSAT, SAFs or NMSs, with various spatial and temporal resolutions.
  • EUMETSAT MPEF products include
    • AMVs (winds)
    • Cloud mask, cloud analysis
    • CTH
    • Precipitation index
    • Global instability index
    • ... (See MSG EURD on EUMETSAT web site)
msg derived products 2 2
MSG derived products (2/2)
  • Nowcasting and VSRF SAF:
    • software for NMSs to generate products including
      • Rapidly developing thunderstorm product
      • Stability analysis imagery
      • Convective rainfall rate
  • Met Office operational products will include:
    • Cloud mask, CTH and cloud type (strat/conv)
availability of msg products from eumetsat
Availability of MSG products from EUMETSAT
  • Subject to EUMETSAT data policy
  • EUMETCast:
    • All images + some derived products
    • near real time
  • GTS: derived products, e.g., winds
  • Internet: public and closed services (proposed)
  • UMARF: full imagery + products archive
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EUMETCast Overview

DVB BROADCAST

DWD

EUMETSAT

DVB UPLINK

USERS

rapid scanning service not msg
Rapid scanning service (not MSG)
  • 10-minute scans from M-6 at 10ºE
  • Vis, IR and WV
  • 4-week cycle:
    • 3w5d continuous rapid scanning
    • 48h gap for ranging, etc.
  • Available via EUMETCast
  • Probably change to 5-minute scans in 2004
further information
Further information

See EUMETSAT web site at

www.eumetsat.de

for more information about

  • MSG
  • Rapid scanning service
  • Other EUMETSAT programmes and services
  • SAFs