Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC)

GENERATIONS OF SATELLITE METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS FOR CLIMATE MONITORING

Introduction

This website reports on the activities of the Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for the generations of Meteorological products from the image data of past geostationary satellites, contributing to climate monitoring.
JMA participated in the establishment of the Sustained, Coordinated Processing of Environmental Satellite Data for Climate Monitoring (SCOPE-CM). Based on the recommendations of the SCOPE-CM planning meeting, JMA proceeds with initial activities related to Essential Climate Variable (ECV) satellite products of Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMV) and Clear Sky Radiance (CSR) as a pilot project within the framework of SCOPE-CM. JMA plans to provide the dataset to the Japanese 55-year Reanalysis Project (JRA-55) and other reanalysis centers once reprocessing is completed. JMA also proceeds the derivation of long-term surface albedo dataset from the recalibrated visible dataset of GMS-5 using a EUMETSAT algorithm as recommended at CGMS-33 (Recommendation 33.07).

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