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, IASI
Atmospheric Humidity Fields AMSU-A, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS
Atmospheric Winds IASI
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
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 - Argos Advanced Data Collection System3
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 - Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding
IASI - Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
MHS - Microwave Humidity Sounder
SEM (POES) - Space Environment Monitor
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NOAA POES and METOP Local Area Coverage Imagery
Jan-2019



This collection is composed of AVHRR Level 1B products (1.1 km) reprocessed from the NOAA POES and Metop AVHRR sensors data acquired at the University of Dundee and University of Bern ground stations and from the ESA and University of Bern data historical archive. The data collection covers Europe and the neighbouring regions in the period of 1 January 1981 to 31 December 2019. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 28 )
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 0.02 degree L3S Dataset from mid-Morning LEO Satellites (GDS v2)
GHRSST NOAA/STAR ACSPO v2.81 0.02 degree L3S Daily Dataset from LEO Satellites
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)
Global Vegetation Greenness (NDVI) from AVHRR GIMMS-3G+, 1981-2022
GPM MHS on METOP-C (GPROF) Climate-based Radiometer Precipitation Profiling L2A 1.5 hours 17 km V07 ...

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 38 results: browser , table )
METOP GOME-2 - Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) - Global
METOP GOME-2 - Water Vapour (H2O) - Global
METOP GOME-2 - Cloud Top Pressure (CTP) - Global
METOP GOME-2 - Ozone (O3) - Global
METOP GOME-2 - Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) - Global
METOP GOME-2 - Cloud Fraction (CF) - Global
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: PATMOS-x AVHRR supports: NCEI AVHRR Aerosol TCDR, Climate analysis, Climate mo...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: PATMOS-x AVHRR supports: NCEI AVHRR Aerosol TCDR, Climate analysis, Climate mo...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: earth radiation budget studies climate research (monitoring and modelling), NM...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: PATMOS-x AVHRR supports: NCEI AVHRR Aerosol TCDR, Climate analysis, Climate mo...

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