NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

AMSU Retrieval Parameters, Metop 2: 0-12 Z

Disclaimer
Currently, no good retrievals are being made from the ATOVS using the METOP-A (METOP-2) data due to the degradation of AMSU-A instrument data quality. However, the AMSU-A channel radiances (Brightness Temperatures) included in the ATOVS data file are not affected. The quality of the ATOVS Sounding products has decreased below specification. It is recommended that users should use the available sounding products with caution. We are investigating the problem and a decision will be made whether to terminate the affected ATOVS sounding products based on an upcoming assessment.

Archives:  



Total Precipitable Water Cloud Liquid Water Land Precipitable Water Sea Ice Concentration
Total Precipitable Water Cloud Liquid Water Land Precipitable Water Sea Ice Concentration
Precipitation
Editing Flag
Rain/No Rain Flag Snow Cover Flag Node
Precip Editing Flag Rain/No Rain Flag Snow Cover Flag Node

There are two time periods available for each group of data:
• Time period 1 covers from 00z to 12z of the current day.
• Time period 2 covers from 12z to 24z of the current day.

Note: There are 8 different retrieval parameters measured under AODF.