New observations since January 2019

The following new observations have been activated in the operational ECMWF assimilation system since January 2019.

 

Observations

Main impact

Activation date

32 new drifting buoys in the northeast Pacific Ocean

Mean sea-level pressure

12 and 17 January 2019

Atmospheric Motion Vectors from a combination of Metop-B and -C AVHRR imagery

Tropospheric wind

17 January 2019

Radiances from AMSU-A and MHS on Metop-C

Temperature, humidity, clouds, dynamics

14 March 2019

Bending angles from GRAS on Metop-C

Temperature in upper troposphere/ lower stratosphere

14 March 2019