The NWP SAF is a EUMETSAT-funded activity that exists to
co-ordinate research and development efforts among the SAF
partners to improve the interface between satellite data and NWP
for the benefit of EUMETSAT member states. The NWP SAF is led by
the Met Office, with partners ECMWF, KNMI and
about the aims of the NWP SAF.
SAF overview from EUMETSAT's IMAGE newsletter (PDF file)
NWP SAF deliverables
NWP SAF news
- The first public version of the Pencil beam Wind Processor (PenWP) has been released.
PenWP generates surface winds from backscatter data from the SeaWinds (on QuikSCAT or ADEOS-II), OSCAT (on Oceansat-2), HSCAT (on HY-2A) and RapidScat (on the International Space Station) scatterometer instruments.
It replaces the existing wind processors for SeaWinds (SDP) and OSCAT (OWDP) and is designed as a generic wind processor for all existing and future pencil beam Ku-band scatterometer instruments.
See the Scatterometer pages for more information.
17 Dec 2015.
- Version 2.2 of the Aerosol and Cloud Detection Software has been released. The new version provides an update to the aerosol detection, which is now based on observed infrared radiance data only and is activated at all locations regardless of whether cloud is diagnosed or not. See the Cloud Detection Software pages for more information.
26 Nov 2015.
- AAPP update 7.11 has been released. Changes include updates to the hdf5 converters and inclusion of NEDT information in the processing of ATOVS. More information is available on the AAPP pages.
26 Nov 2015.
- Radiance Simulator v1.1 has been publicly released.
Changes from the previous release, v1.0, include
support for HDF5 RTTOV coefficient files and 32-bit Met Office Fieldsfiles and improved capability to process large numbers of profiles/channels. There is now also an option to change the default zenith angle for model grid runs. The release also features multiple other enhancements and bugfixes.
See the Radiance Simulator pages for more information.
30 Oct 2015.
- RTTOV v11.3 has been publicly released.
Changes from the previous release, v11.2, include
new Python and C++ interfaces to RTTOV,
updates to the RTTOV GUI (including new 1DVar functionality),
an option to specify input units for gas profiles,
various improvements in the treatment of surfaces and
new interactive scripts to compile RTTOV and download coefficients as well as other enhancements and bug-fixes.
See the RTTOV pages for more information.
29 Sep 2015.
Further news items can be seen on the NWP SAF News page
A visiting scientist programme allows scientists from institutions that are not SAF members to participate in
the activities of the SAF. More about visiting scientists
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