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Data from AVHRR-3 at Metop-A for the Eumetsat Polar System Project

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2022-01-19
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-06-11
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 75.16K Files | 29TB


AVHRR-3 scans the Earth's surface in six spectral bands in the range of 0.58-12.5 microns, to provide day and night imaging of land, water and clouds and measurements of sea surface temperature, ice snow and vegetation cover. The instruments were provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is flown on the EPS-METOP series of satellites

This dataset contains data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3 (AVHRR-3) on board the Eumetsat Polar System (EPS) MetOp-A satellite.

Citable as:  EUMETSAT (2009): Data from AVHRR-3 at Metop-A for the Eumetsat Polar System Project. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: AVHRR-3, radiometric, images


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collected and prepared by EUMETSAT before a copy of the data were obtained by NEODC directly from EUMETSAT

Data Quality:
Data are from an operational service run by EUMETSAT. See EUMETSAT site for further details on data quality.
File Format:
Data are in EUMETSAT native format

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

AVHRR-3 Deployed on: Metop-A

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Metop-A

Computation Element: 1

Title Computation for data from the IASI instrument deployed on Metop-A
Abstract This data set contains both the original processed data and reprocessed archive. in the following directories based on processing algorithm. The version number indicates the computation/processor used by EUMETSAT to produce the data. For further information on the version processor please see documentation on the EUMETSAT website v0-0N: Original processing years 2011-2012 v3-6N: Original processing years 2007 v4-0N: Original processing years 2007-2010 v5-0N: Original processing years 2010 v5-1N: Original processing years 2010-2011 v6-2N: Original processing years 2012-2014 v6-5N: Original processing years 2013 v7-0N: Original processing years 2013-2014 v7-1N: Original processing years 2014-2015 v7-2N: Original processing years 2015 v7-3N: Original processing years 2015-2017 v7-4N: Original processing years 2017 v8-0N: Original processing years 2017-2018 v8-0R: Reprocessed Archive years 2007-2017 v8-2N: Original processing years 2019 - being acquired on an ongoing basis
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • long_name: Atmospheric Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Radiation
  • names: Atmospheric Radiation,
  • long_name: Clouds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • long_name: Engineering
  • names: Engineering
  • long_name: Ice
  • names: Ice
  • long_name: Infrared Imagery
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Imagery
  • names:, Infrared Imagery
  • long_name: Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Radiance
  • names:, Infrared Radiance
  • long_name: Infrared Wavelengths
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Wavelengths
  • names:, Infrared Wavelengths
  • long_name: Land Cover
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Land Cover
  • names: Land Cover,
  • long_name: Land Use
  • names: Land Use
  • long_name: Ocean Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Ocean Temperature
  • names: Ocean Temperature,
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
  • names: Sea Surface Temperature,
  • long_name: Snow
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
  • long_name: Surface Radiative Properties
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Surface Radiative Properties
  • names:, Surface Radiative Properties
  • long_name: Vegetation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation
  • long_name: Visible Radiance
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Visible Radiance
  • names: Visible Radiance,
  • long_name: Visible Wavelengths
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Visible Wavelengths
  • names:, Visible Wavelengths

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