New observations since October 2019

The following new observations have been activated in the operational ECMWF assimilation system since October 2019:


Main impact

Activation date

Scatterometer winds from ASCAT on Metop‐C

Near-surface winds over ocean

2 December 2019

Radiances from MWHS‐2 on FY‐3D

Humidity, clouds, dynamics

2 December 2019

Soil moisture from ASCAT on Metop‐C

Soil moisture, screen-level parameters

10 December 2019

Atmospheric Motion Vectors from GOES‐17 (replacing GOES‐15)

Tropospheric wind

10 December 2019