Satellite Application Facility for Numerical Weather Prediction

The NWP SAF aims to improve and support the interface between satellite data/products and European activities in NWP.

The NWP SAF is one of several EUMETSAT SAFs (Satellite Application Facilities). Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, SAFs are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data and form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment. Further information about SAFs is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

The SAF for NWP interacts, where appropriate, with related work in other SAFs and in other EUMETSAT activities in order to enhance collaboration and to minimise duplication of effort.

Recent News and Updates

  • New CAMS model profile dataset available - December 22, 2016
    A new profile database, compiled from near-real-time atmospheric composition forecasts of the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) at ECMWF has been released. The new database samples global variability reactive gas distributions for ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, and formaldehyde. As usual, profile subsets for temperature and humidity variations are also included. The dataset […]
  • AAPP update 7.14 - November 21, 2016
    AAPP update 7.14 has been released. The changes include AMSU-A calibration updates and a new version of the MAIA4 VIIRS cloud mask.
  • AAPP update 7.13 - July 14, 2016
    AAPP update 7.13 has been released. Changes include updates for CrIS, MWRI and AVHRR processing and bug fixes. More information is available on the AAPP pages.
  • AWDP v2.4 released - June 29, 2016
    AWDP v2.4 has been released. This version of the ASCAT and ERS scatterometer wind data processor includes the new CMOD7 Geophysical Model Function (GMF) for wind retrieval. CMOD7 results in better quality winds at low wind speeds and also in more uniform wind retrievals across the satellite swath. Moreover, AWDP v2.4 features high resolution ASCAT […]
  • Update to the 137-level NWP profile dataset - May 24, 2016
    A number of corrupted elements have been discovered in the latest version of the ECMWF 137-level diverse profile database. Because of the data corruption, some incorrect data are assigned to profiles sampled from December 2013. The problem influences profiles of temperature, cloud cover, rain, snow, and vertical velocity. An update to the database is provided […]

For older news, see the News Archive.