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MetOp satellite

The MetOp series of three satellites is the European contribution to a co-operative venture with the United States dedicated to improving weather forecasts and monitoring Earth's climate.

MetOp-A was launched on 19 October 2006. MetOp-B was launched 17 September 2012 and MetOp-C joined them in orbit on 7 November 2018.

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The objective of the MetOp series is to provide a closer view of the atmosphere from low Earth orbit, delivering data that will improve global weather prediction and enhance our understanding of climate change.

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MetOp satellites carry a set of state-of-the-art sounding and imaging instruments:

  • IASI
  • GOME-2
  • AMSU-A
  • MHS
  • GRAS
  • HIRS
  • A-DCS
  • SARSAT (Search and Rescue)
  • SEM

Visit the EUMETSAT website to find out more about MetOp instruments.

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Atmospheric Toolbox

The Atmospheric Toolbox (also known as BEAT) is a collection of executable tools and an application programming interface (API) which has been developed to facilitate the utilisation, viewing and processing of ESA GOMOS, MIPAS, SCIAMACHY and GOME data.

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The Earth Observation Swath and Orbit Visualisation tool (ESOV) provides the means to visualise the instrument swaths of all ESA Earth Observation Satellites and assist in understanding where and when satellite measurements are made and ground contact is possible.

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