ECMWF Newsletter #164

New observations since April 2020

The following new observations have been activated in the operational ECMWF assimilation system since April 2020.

Observations Main impact Activation date
AFIRS aircraft data Temperature and wind 12 May 2020
Radiances from MWRI on FY-3D Total column water vapour, clouds, dynamics 13 May 2020
Atmospheric Motion Vectors from NOAA-20 VIIRS Tropospheric Wind 13 May 2020
Radiosonde descent data over Germany Wind, temperature and humidity 17 June 2020
Radio occultation bending angles from SPIRE satellites Temperature and winds in upper troposphere/lower stratosphere 13 May 2020
TAMDAR aircraft data Temperature and wind 17 June 2020