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News Metop-AVHRR 10-daily composites (MA10) available online

A new product in the world of low resolution Earth observation data, the Metop-AVHRR 10-daily composites (MA10) is now available. It provides all information on the MA10 products and gives access to the catalogue where the available data can be searched and downloaded freely for non-commercial use (Terms of use). New dekads will systematically be added in near-real time. At this moment (March 2010) the time series starts in January 2009. The data of the year 2008 are currently being processed and will be available as well by the end of July 2010.

The site is an addition to the SPOT-VEGETATION portal and is served by VITO Belgium, with the assistance of the Belgian Science Policy Office (BelSPO-Brussels). All the basic METOP-data used to generate the MA10 are provided by EUMETSAT, via its UMARF archive (all data of 2008) or via the EUMETCast broadcasting system (since 2009). The water vapour data for the atmospheric correction are received from Meteo Services. The processing chain was partly developed with funds of the MARS unit (Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing) of the EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra-Italy.

All information on the MA10 product can be found on the website ( ).

The MA10 products are available free of charge for non-commercial use and can be ordered via the on-line catalogue.

This was possible thanks to VITO, EUMETSAT, the MARS unit of JRC and the Belgian Science Policy.

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News date 05/05/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH