MTG-I - Event Week 2016

30 Minutes

Gaëlle Kerdraon, Meteo France

Improvement of cloud products with MTG-I

Published: 24 November 2016

Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) will see the launch of six new satellites from 2021. MTG-I will embark a VIS/IR imager and a lightning imager. The talk details the improvement of NWCSAF/GEO cloud products using new MTG-I capabilities. The new channels will help for the detection of thin cirrus and will improve the cloud phase identification. Cloud products will take advantage of the enhanced spatial resolution, particularly, for the separation between cumuliform and stratiform clouds. Finally, the use of lightning imager should be useful for convection identification.

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MTG, NWCSAF, cloud products, lightning imager