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April 18th, 2016

EUMETSAT Reports Moscow Is Now Included In EARS-ATMS + EARS-CrlS Geographical Coverage

The objective of the EARS-ATMS service is to collect data from the ATMS instrument onboard the Suomi-NPP spacecraft, which is operated by NASA and NOAA, and the EARS-CrIS collects data from the CrIS instrument on the same satellite.

Thanks to the close cooperation of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) with EUMETSAT, Roshydromet's European regional center in Moscow has made available more timely regional Suomi-NPP data from the two instruments. On April 6, EARS began disseminating products from these two sounders through EUMETCast and WMO’s Global Transmission Service.

This is an extension of the existing EARS-ATMS and EARS-CrIS services, whose geographical coverage was provided by the five Core EARS European Stations: Lannion, Maspalomas, Athens, Svalbard and Kangerlussuaq. Roshydromet's Scientific Research Centre of Space Hydrometeorology (SRC Planeta) team optimized all the distribution and processing mechanisms so the data was timely enough to be able to be used for EARS.

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ATMS Regional Data Service – Suomi-NPP
CrIS Regional Data Service – Suomi-NPP