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Dissemination

Operational Information

Dissemination through MTSAT

MTSAT observational data are disseminated by High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) and Low Rate Information Transmission (LRIT) as outlined below.

NAME AREA CHANNEL DISSEMINATION FREQUENCY
HRIT
All channels 56 times/day
Full disk Full disk :Hourly (24 times/day)
Northern Hemisphere Northern Hemisphere: quasi-hourly (16 times/day and 2 observation x 4 times/day)
Southern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere : every 6 hours (2 observation x 4 times/day)
LRIT Full disk Visible Hourly (24 times/day)
Infrared
Water vapor Every 6 hours (4 times/day)
East Asia
polar-stereographic
Visible Every 30 minutes (daytime only)
(Frequency changes by season)
Infrared Every 30 minutes (44 times/day)
Water vapor
3.8um Every 30 minutes (nighttime only)
(Frequency changes by season)
Northeast of Japan
polar-stereographic
Visible Every 30 minutes (daytime only) (Frequency changes by season)
Southwest of Japan
polar-stereographic
MANAM

Last updated 20 May 2010 (E)