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

  • NRT data availability monitoring plots - September 28, 2017
    NRT data availability monitoring plots are now available. This new component of the NWP SAF data monitoring activities focuses on the availability of near-real time data. Additionally to the classic data coverage plots, it also provides time series of the number of received data and data timeliness information which evaluates the delay between observation time and data bank entry time. The information provided will evolve further in the near future through the addition of more plot types and results of further contributing centres to allow cross-comparisons. Please visit the NRT availability monitoring webpages for further information
  • ECMWF 2018 Training Courses - September 26, 2017
    The application deadline for ECMWF 2018 Training Courses is 28th September 2017
  • AWDP v3.1 released - May 30, 2017
    AWDP v3.1 has been released. This minor release of the ASCAT and ERS scatterometer wind data processor includes flow-dependent errors in 2DVAR for the ASCAT coastal product. If activated, the scatterometer and background errors in 2DVAR are set according to the values of the MLE and the singularity exponent, leading to slightly improved wind statistics w.r.t. buoy winds.
  • Radiance Simulator v2 released - May 10, 2017
    Radiance Simulator v2 has been released. The code has a number of enhancements over the previous version, including; support for RTTOV v12, input profile batching (to enable simulation of very large datasets), support for emissivity atlases, land-sea-mask interpolation and other improvements and bugfixes. Please see the Radiance Simulator webpages for further information.
  • Start of CDOP-3 - March 1, 2017
    Start of CDOP-3, the third Continuous Development and Operations Phase. The Met Office continues to lead the NWP SAF, with partners ECMWF, Météo-France and Deutscher Wetterdienst.

For older news, see the News Archive.