An Introduction to the EUMETSAT Polar System

An Introduction to the EUMETSAT Polar System
After completing this Webcast, learners will be able to: * Identify the three major disciplines to which EPS contributes. * Describe the role of EPS within the Global Operational Satellite Observation System (GOSOS) and the Initial Joint Polar-Orbiting Operational Satellite System (IJPS). * Describe the main differences between polar and geostationary satellites. * Describe the EPS programme elements and how they contribute to the flow of data products. * Identify the instruments on the Metop satellite and their primary applications. * Describe the capabilities and anticipated benefits of the IASI hyperspectral sounder. * Describe the main services provided by EPS.