The EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) Metop satellites carry on board a set of state-of-the-art sounding and imaging instruments that offer improved remote sensing capabilities to both meteorologists and climatologists. The Metop series is part of the Initial Joint Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System (IJPS) constellation, along with the NOAA-N and -N' satellites. The Metop satellites carry a payload of eight instruments for observing the planet, together with a range of communications and support services.
For the latest information see http://www.eumetsat.int/.
The EPS Metop instruments are as follows:
- For information on EPS Metop data products and availability, see http://www.eumetsat.int.
- Data from GOME-2, IASI and AVHRR/3 are available from the NEODC to registered users
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