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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Metop-C -
Full Name Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C
aka Metop-3
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, CNES, ESA, NOAA Launch Date 07 Nov 2018
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2027
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43689 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-087A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.4 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 824 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 9:30 Repeat Cycle 29 days
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, climatology.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols AVHRR/3, GOME-2
Atmospheric Humidity Fields AMSU-A, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, IASI, MHS
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSU-A, MHS
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, MHS
Ozone GOME-2, IASI
Radiation budget AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, IASI
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IASI
Atmospheric Temperature Fields AMSU-A, GRAS, IASI
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM (POES)
LandAlbedo and reflectance AVHRR/3
Soil moisture AMSU-A, ASCAT
Vegetation AVHRR/3
Surface temperature (land) AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, IASI
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AVHRR/3
OceanOcean surface winds AMSU-A, ASCAT
Surface temperature (ocean) AVHRR/3, IASI
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) AVHRR/3
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSU-A, AVHRR/3
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3
Mission Instruments
A-DCS3 - A-DCS3
AMSU-A - Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
ASCAT - Advanced Scatterometer
AVHRR/3 - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/3
GOME-2 - Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment - 2
GRAS - GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding
IASI - Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
MHS - Microwave Humidity Sounder
SEM (POES) - Space Environment Monitor
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 29 )
GHRSST Level 2P Global Sea Surface Temperature v2.0 from the AVHRR on the MetOp-C satellite produced ...
GHRSST Level 2P Global Sea Surface Temperature v2.0 from the AVHRR on the MetOp-C satellite produced ...
GHRSST Level 2P Global Sea Surface Temperature v2.0 from the AVHRR on the MetOp-C satellite produced ...
GHRSST NOAA/STAR ACSPO v2.80 0.02º L3S Dataset from mid-Morning LEO Satellites (GDS v2)
GHRSST NOAA/STAR Metop-C AVHRR FRAC ACSPO v2.80 0.02 L3U Dataset (GDS v2)
GHRSST NOAA/STAR Metop-C AVHRR FRAC ACSPO v2.80 0.02 L3U Dataset (GDS version 2)
GHRSST NOAA/STAR Metop-C AVHRR FRAC ACSPO v2.80 1km L2P Dataset (GDS v2)
GHRSST NOAA/STAR Metop-C AVHRR FRAC ACSPO v2.80 1km L2P Dataset (GDS version 2)
GPM MHS on METOP-C (GPROF) Climate-based Radiometer Precipitation Profiling L2A 1.5 hours 17 km V05 ...
GPM MHS on METOP-C (GPROF) Climate-based Radiometer Precipitation Profiling L3 1 day 0.25 degree x 0 ...

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