The tables below are a provisional list of potential Level 2 Products for MTG generated centrally by EUMETSAT. Note: this is a provisional list as further changes may be made to the products prior to launch of the first of the MTG satellites.
It is anticipated that the evolution of products and services from MTG will be a continuous process emerging from, and enhancing, the initial set of products.
In addition, the Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) will generated products derived from MTG satellite data. These products will be identified and generated as part of in the SAF Continuous Development and Operations Phase 4 (CDOP 4).
Flexible Combined Imager (FCI)
|FCI Geophysical Level 2 Products||FCI Product generation processing chain|
|All Sky Radiance||FCI All Sky Radiance|
|Clear Sky Reflectance Map||FCI Clear Sky Reflectance Map|
Dust Storm Detection
|Cloud drop effective radius – Cloud top
Cloud optical depth
Cloud sub-pixel fraction
Cloud top phase
Cloud top pressure and temperature
|Atmospheric Motion Vectors||FCI AMVs|
|Global Instability Indices
Ozone – Total column (TOZ)
Specific humidity – Lower Troposphere
Specific humidity – Middle Troposphere
Specific humidity – Upper Troposphere
Specific humidity – Total column
Lightning Imager (LI)
|LI Geophysical Level 2 Products||LI Product generation processing chain|
|L2 Lightning events
|LI initial processing|
|Accumulated flash index
Accumulated flash radiance
|LI accumulated products|
Infra-Red Sounder (IRS)
|Product||IRS Product generation processing chain|
|Atmospheric temperature profile
Specific humidity profile
Surface Skin Temperature
SAF Level 2 Products
Cloud Top Temperature Height
|H||Snow||Snow detection and coverage||Near real-time|
|Surface properties||Land Surface Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature
|NWC||Meteorological Systems||Automatic satellite image interpretation||Software|
|NWC||Winds||High Resolution Winds
Extrapolated satellite imagery
|LSA, OSI||Radiative fluxes||Surface downward LW flux
Surface downward SW flux
Convective Rain Fall Rate
|NWC||Clean Air||Temperature Humidity Physical Retrieval||Software|
|H||Precipitation||Rain Fall Intensity||Near real-time|
The NWP SAF are developing:
- RTTOV Radiative Transfer Model Version to be applicable to the MTG IRS instrument.
- Cloud and Aerosol Detection Software package to cover IRS.
- 1DVAR NWP software for IRS retrieval and analysis.
Note: all the products are subject to possible further updates.
Simulated Test data
In April 2017 two simulated Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) Level 1C datasets were released, with the aim of familiarising users with the format of the data to be distributed.
Release of Simulated compressed MTG FCI Level 1C datasets