The Multi-functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT) series fulfills a meteorological function for the Japan Meteorological Agency and an aviation control function for the Civil Aviation Bureau (CAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT). The MTSAT series succeeds the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (GMS) series as the next generation of satellites covering East Asia and the Western Pacific. The MTSAT series carries a new imager with a new infrared channel (IR4) in addition to the four channels (VIS, IR1, IR2 and IR3) of the GMS-5.

Brightness temperature from channel IR1 and visible image from the visible channel for the GAME research area (N70 - S20, E70 - E160) are provided in this collection.

Note: Please be aware that there are missing data for some hours and/or days.

Brightness temperature (deg.K)
Visible image (%)
Zonal70E to 160E by 0.05 deg
Meridional70N to 20S by 0.05 deg
TemporalBrightness temperature: 10z11Aug2005 to 23z30Jun2010, by 1 hour
Visible image: 00z01Jan2007 to 23z30Jun2010, by 1 hour
Volume297MB per day
AcquiredJul 30, 2011
APDRC contact Michael Mehari