CDOP2 Publications


This page contains download links to publications from NWP SAF produced during the second Continuous Development and Operations Phase (1st March 2012 to 28th February 2017). This includes visiting scientist reports, technical reports, and peer-reviewed publications in which NWP SAF work was a large component.

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Visiting Scientist reports

TitleAuthor(s)DateDoc ID
RTTOV v12 Beta Reports And ResponsesJames Hocking, B.J. Sohn, Robin Faulwetter, Simon Proud, Sylvain Heilliette, Louis-Francois Meunier, Philippe Chambon19/12/2016NWPSAF-MO-TV-039
Atmospheric clear-sky Radiative Transfer model intercomparison at mm/submm wavelengthsJuan R. Pardo and Peter Rayer
Optimization of ASCAT data assimilation in global NWPWenming Lin, Marcos Portabella, Ad Stoffelen, Jur Vogelzang, Giovanna De Chiara
An investigation of the impact of the assimilation of M-T SAPHIR data in the Met Office data assimilation systemIndira Rani, William Bell, Amy Doherty, and Stuart Newman
ASCAT-6.25 validation on coastal jets – 2Isabel Monteiro
Constrained adaptive bias correction for satellite radiance assimilation in the ECMWF 4D-Var system Wei Han and Niels Bormann
Assessment of the mesospheric temperature sounding channels of SSMISBenjamin Ruston06/06/2016NWPSAF-MO_VS-053
Comparison of MFASIS fast RT model and RTTOV-12Leonhard Scheck28/06/2016NWPSAF-MO_VS-054
An evaluation of FY-3C satellite data quality at ECMWF and the Met OfficeQifeng Lu, Heather Lawrence, Niels Bormann, Steve English, Katie Lean, Nigel Atkinson, William Bell, Fabien Carminati11/11/2015NWPSAF-EC-VS-027
ASCAT-6.25 validation on coastal jetsIsabel Monteiro, Jur Vogelzang and Ad Stoffelen28/10/2015NWPSAF-KN-VS-015
Investigation into the partitioning of cloud signals into IASI reconstructed radiancesOlaf Stiller, Fiona Smith, and
Christina Köpken-Watts
On mesoscale analysis and ASCAT ambiguity removalWenming Lin, Marcos Portabella, Jur Vogelzang, Ad Stoffelen, Anton Verhoef05/08/2015NWPSAF-KN-VS-014
MFASIS - a fast radiative transfer method for the visible spectrumLeonhard Scheck10/07/2015NWPSAF-MO-VS-051
Microwave Surface Emissivity over sea-iceFabrizio Baordo and Alan Geer02/07/2015NWPSAF-EC-VS-026
Preliminary studies towards the use of IASI PC products in the Météo-France global data assimilation systemS. Guedj, V. Guidard and J.-F. Mahfouf20/02/2015NWPSAF-MF-VS-005
The RTTOV UWiremis module: Investigation into the angular dependence of IR surface emissivityEva Borbas13/10/2014NWPSAF-MO-VS-050
Validation of foam coverage derived from wave dissipative energy from a wave model for RTTOVM. Anguelova, L.-F. Meunier, M. Bettenhausen, P.Janssen and S. English.10/07/2014NWPSAF-EC-VS-025
The Zeeman effect implementation for SSMIS in ARTS v. RTTOVRichard Larsson10/06/2014NWPSAF-MO-VS-049
Improved ocean emissivity modelling for assimilation of microwave imagers using foam coverage derived from a wave modelLouis-François Meunier, Stephen English and Peter Janssen24/02/2014NWPSAF-EC-VS-024
RTTOV-11 beta testing
Evaluation of control variables for the assimilation of cloud-affected infrared radiancesPauline Martinet, William Bell, Ed Pavelin and John Eyre27/05/2013NWPSAF-MO-VS-048
Signatures of upscale and downscale energy transfer deduced from a third-order structure function analysis of scatterometer winds over the tropical PacificGregory P. King, Jur Vogelzang and Ad Stoffelen26/03/2013NWPSAF-KN-VS-013
Second-order structure function analysis of scatterometer winds over the tropical Pacific: Part 2. Rainy and dry regionsGregory P. King, Jur Vogelzang and Ad Stoffelen26/03/2013NWPSAF-KN-VS-012
Cloud information from high spectral resolution IR soundersKozo Okamoto, Anthony P. McNally and William Bell28/09/2012NWPSAF-EC-VS-022
IASI Channel Selection for Reconstructed RadiancesA. D. Collard20/07/2012NWPSAF-MO-VS-047
Polarization options for the EPS-SG
Maria Belmonte Rivas, Ad Stoffelen and Gerd-Jan Van Zadelhoff01/07/2012NWPSAF-KN-VS-009
Report on land surface data assimilation activities in Europe and the Americas in the context of NWP SAF objectivesLuis Gustavo Goncalves de Goncalves and Joao Gerd Zell de Mattos11/04/2012NWPSAF-EC-VS-021
Evaluation of FY-3B data and an assessment of passband shifts in AMSU-A and MSU during the period 1978 – 2012Qifeng Lu and William Bell28/03/2012NWPSAF-EC-VS-023

Technical Reports

TitleAuthor(s)DateDoc ID
Meteosat-8 AMVs over the Indian OceanCotton, J
25/01/2017Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 66
A visible/infrared multiple-scattering model for RTTOVJames Hocking20/12/2016NWPSAF-MO-TR-031
NE∆T specification and monitoring for
microwave sounders
Nigel Atkinson17/12/2016NWPSAF-MO-TR-033
Radiometric calibration for microwave
Nigel Atkinson08/12/2016NWPSAF-MO-TR-034
Two-dimensional variational ambiguity removal (2DVAR)Jur Vogelzang 03/10/2016NWPSAF-KN-TR-004
ASCAT-6.25 ValidationJur Vogelzang19/05/2016NWPSAF-KN-TV-009
Meteorological satellite data rescue: Assessing radiances from Nimbus-IV IRIS (1970-1971) and Nimbus-VI HIRS (1975-1976)
Poli, P. and P. Brunel
2016ECMWF ERA Report Series 23
A comparison of MFASIS and RTTOV-DOM
Scheck, L., Hocking, J., Saunders, R.
2016Scheck, L., Hocking, J., Saunders, R.
ASCAT wind validation
Vogelzang, J.
NWP SAF AMV monitoring: the 7th Analysis Report (AR7)
Warrick F.
Enhancing the impact of IASI observations through an updated observation error covariance matrix
Bormann, N. and M. Bonavita and R. Dragani and R. Eresmaa and M. Matricardi and T. McNally
2015ECMWF Tech Memo 756
An evaluation of FY3C satellite data quality at ECMWF and the Met Office
Lu, Q., H. Lawrence, N. Bormann, S. English, K. Lean, N. Atkinson, W. Bell, F. Carminati
2015ECMWF Tech. Memo 757
Evaluation and operational implementation of the RTTOV-11 in the IFS
Lupu, C. and A. J. Geer
2015ECMWF Tech. Memo 748
Revision of the microwave coefficient files in the IFS.
Lupu, C., A. J. Geer and N. Bormann
2015ECMWF Tech. Memo 749
Adjoint-based forecast sensitivity applied to observation error variances tuning
Lupu, C., C. Cardinali and A. P. McNally
2015ECMWF Tech. Memo 753
Options for filling the LEO-GEO AMV Coverage Gap
Warrick F.
Diverse profile datasets from the ECMWF 137-level short-range forecastsReima Eresmaa and Anthony McNally30/10/2014NWPSAF-EC-TR-017
The orientation of SeaWinds wind vector cellsJur Vogelzang and Anton Verhoef22/10/2014NWPSAF-KN-TR-003
Estimation of background error correlation functionsJur Vogelzang20/10/2014NWPSAF-KN-TR-023
Striping tests for microwave sounders
Atkinson, N
17/05/2014Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 17
NEΔT specification and monitoring for microwave sounders
Atkinson, N
Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 24
Assessment of FY-3A and FY-3B MWHS observations
Chen, K. S. English, N. Bormann and J. Zhu
2014ECMWF Technical Memorandum 734
Impact of reinstating Meteosat-10 low level AMVs
Cotton, J
22/01/2014Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 12
NWP SAF AMV monitoring: the 6th Analysis Report (AR6)
Cotton, J2014NWPSAF-MO-TR-029
Interpolation methods in the RTTOV radiative transfer model
Hocking, J.
2014Met Office Forecasting Research Technical Report 590
Analysis of MetOp AVHRR Polar AMVs
Warrick F.
2014Met Office Satellite Applications Tech. Memo 21
Data compression for MTG-IRS
Atkinson, N
Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 6
An improved bias correction for SSMIS

Booton, A., W. Bell, and N. C. Atkinson.

Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 5
Research and Development in Europe on Global Application of the OceanSat-2 Scatterometer Winds Ad Stoffelen, Anton Verhoef, Jeroen Verspeek, Jur Vogelzang, Gert-Jan Marseille, Tilly Driesenaar, Yun Risheng, Giovanna De Chiara, Christophe Payan, James Cotton, Abderrahim Bentamy and Marcos Portabella27/05/2013NWPSAF-KN-TR-022
How to calculate wind spectraJur Vogelzang04/04/2013NWPSAF-KN-TR-008
Initial assessment of the impact of MetOp-B IASI
Cameron J., J. Cotton and R. Marriott
2013Met Office FRTR 579
Assimilating winds from Oceansat-2: impact on Met Office analyses and forecasts.
Cotton, J2013Met Office FRTR 572
Comparing AMVs over the Indian Ocean
Cotton, J
The impact of ASCAT winds from MetOp-B and a new scatterometer thinning scheme
Cotton, J
2013Met Office FRTR 580
Impact of satellite dataEnglish, S, T. McNally, N. Bormann, K. Salonen, M. Matricardi, A. Horanyi, M. Rennie, M. Janisková, S. Di Michele, A. Geer, E. Di Tomaso, C. Cardinali, P. de Rosnay, J. Muñoz Sabater, M. Bonavita, C. Albergel, R. Engelen and J.-N. Thépaut
2013ECMWF Technical Memorandum 711
Characterising channel center frequencies in AMSU-A and MSU microwave sounding instruments
Lu, Q. and W.Bell
2013ECMWF Technical Memorandum 700
Evaluation of RTTOV-11 in the IFS
Lupu C.
2013RD Memorandum RD13-090
The importance of systematic errors in radiance assimilation. Pavelin, E16/10/2013Met Office Satellite Applications Technical Memo 1
Evaluation of the microwave ocean surface emissivity model FASTEM-5 in the IFSBormann, N., A. Geer, and S. English2012ECMWF Technical Memorandum 667
Fifth analysis of the data displayed on the NWP SAF AMV monitoring websiteCotton, J.2012NWP SAF Technical Report 27
Diverse profile database of aerosol and trace gas concentrations from the Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate short-range forecastsEresmaa, R., A. Benedetti and A.P.McNally2012NWP SAF Programme Research Report No. 15
Triple collocationVogelzang, J. and A. Stoffelen2012NWPSAF-KN-TR-021

Peer-reviewed publications

Belmonte Rivas, M., A. Stoffelen, J. Verspeek, A. Verhoef, X. Neyt and C. AndersonCone metrics: a new tool for the intercomparison of scatterometer recordsIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth O, 2017, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2017.26478422017
De Angelis, F., Cimini, N., Hocking, J., Martinet, P., Kneifel, S.RTTOV-gb – adapting the fast radiative transfer model RTTOV for the assimilation of ground-based microwave radiometer observationGeosci. Model Development doi:10.5194/gmd-9-2721-2016 , Vol 9, pp 2721-27392016
Vogelzang, J. and A. Stoffelen
ASCAT ultrahigh-resolution wind products on optimized grids
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth O, 2016, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2623861
Verhoef, A., J. Vogelzang, J. Verspeek and A. Stoffelen
Long-Term Scatterometer Wind Climate Data Records
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth O, 2016, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2615873
Vogelzang, J., A. Stoffelen, R.D. Lindsley, A. Verhoef and J. Verspeek
The ASCAT 6.25-km wind product
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth O, 2016, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2623862
Poli, P., D. Dee, R. Saunders, V. John, P. Rayer, J. Schulz, K. Holmlund, D. Coppens, D. Klaes, J. Johnson, A. Esfandiari, I. Gerasimov, E. Zamkoff, A. Al-Jazrawi, D. Santek, M. Albani, P. Brunel, K. Fennig, M. Schroeder, S. Kobayashi, D. Oertel, W. Doehler, D. Spaenkuch, and S. Bojinski
Recent advances in satellite data rescue
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Larsson, R., M. Milz, P. Rayer, R. Saunders, W. Bell, A. Booton, S. A. Buehler, P. Eriksson, and V. JohnModeling the Zeeman effect in high altitude SSMIS channels for numerical weather prediction profiles: comparing a fast model and a line-by-line modelAtmos. Meas. Tech. doi:10.5194/amt-9-841-2016, 2016, Vol 9, pp 841-8572016
Kobayashi, S., P. Poli, V. JohnCharacterisation of Special Sensor Microwave Water Vapor Profiler (SSM/T-2) radiances using radiative transfer simulations from global atmospheric reanalysesAdvances in Space Research2016
Lupu, C., C. Cardinali and A. P. McNallyAdjoint-based forecast sensitivity applied for tuning observation error variancesSubmitted (and accepted with minor revision) to Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.2015
Panfilova, M. A., M. B. Kanevsky, G. N. Balandina, V. Yu. Karaev, A. Stoffelen, A. VerhoefDetermination of the Wind-Velocity Vector Above the Ocean Surface Using the Image Spectrum of a Polarimetric Radar with Synthesized ApertureRadiophysics and Quantum Electronics2015
Vogelzang, J., G.P. King and A. StoffelenSpatial variances of wind fields: their sensitivity to sampling strategy and their relation to second-order structure functions and spectraJ. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2014JC010239, Vol 120 20152015
Salonen, K., J. Cotton, N. Bormann and M. ForsytheCharacterising AMV height assignment error by comparing best-fit pressure statistics from the Met Office and ECMWF systemsJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Vol 54, pp 225-2422015
Lin, W., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and A. TurielASCAT Wind Quality Control Near RainIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2015.2392372, Vol 53 (8), pp 4165-41772015
Vidot, J. , A. J. Baran, and P. BrunelA new ice cloud parametrization for infrared radiative transfer simulation of cloudy radiances: Evaluation and optimisation with IIR observations and ice cloud profile retrieval productsJournal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheresdoi: 10.1002/2015JD023462, Vol 120, pp 6937-69512015
Smith A., Atkinson N. , Bell W. and Doherty A.An initial assessment of observations from the Suomi-NPP satellite: data from the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS)Atmospheric Science Letters DOI: 10.1002/asl2.551 20152015
Fois, F., P. Hoogeboom, F.Le Chevalier, A. StoffelenFuture Ocean Scatterometry: On the Use of Cross-Polar Scattering to Observe Very High WindsIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing2015
Hwang, P. A.*, A. Stoffelen, G.-J. van Zadelhoff, W. Perrie, B. Zhang, H. Li, and H. ShenCross-polarization geophysical model function for C-band radar backscattering from the ocean surface and wind speed retrievalJ. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1002/2014JC010439, Vol 1202015
Brocca, L., C. Massari, L. Ciabatta, W. Wagner, A. StoffelenRemote Sensing of Terrestrial Rainfall From Ku-Band ScatterometersIEEE J. of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing2015
Alemohammad, Seyed Hamed, Kaighin A. McColl, Alexandra G. Konings, Dara Entekhabi, Ad StoffelenCharacterization of precipitation product errors across the US using multiplicative Triple CollocationHydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. , Vol 12, pp 2527-25592015
Doherty A., Atkinson N., Bell W., and Smith A.An Assessment of Data from the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder at the Met OfficeAdvances in Meteorology
Fois, Franco, Peter Hoogeboom, Fran?ois Le Chevalier, Ad StoffelenAn analytical model for the description of the full polarimetric sea surface Doppler signatureJournal of Geophysical Research:Oceans2015
Houchi, K., A. Stoffelen, G.J. Marseille and J. de KloeStatistical Quality Control of High-Resolution Winds of Different Radiosonde Types for Climatology AnalysisJ. Atm. Oceanic Technol., 2015, 32, 1796-1812, doi:DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00160.12015
Hasager, Charlotte B.*, Alexis Mouche, Merete Badger, Ferhat Bingöl, Ioanna Karagali, Tilly Driesenaar, Ad Stoffelen, Alfredo Peña, Nicolas LongépéOffshore wind climatology based on synergetic use of Envisat ASAR, ASCAT and QuikSCATRemote Sensing of Environment , Vol 156, pp 247–2632015
Fois, F., P. Hoogeboom, F. Le Chevalier, A. Stoffelen, A. MoucheDopSCAT: A mission concept for simultaneous measurements of marine winds and surface currentsJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans2015
Peubey C. and William BellThe influence of frequency shifts in microwave sounder channels on NWP analyses and forecasts.Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00016.1, Vol 31, pp 788-8072014
Belmonte-Rivas, M., A. Stoffelen and G.J. van ZadelhoffThe Benefit of HH and VV Polarizations in Retrieving Extreme Wind Speeds for an ASCAT-Type ScatterometerIEEE Gosci. Remote Sensing Letters, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2280876, Vol 52 (7), pp 4273-42802014
Megner, L., D.G.H. Tan, H. Kornich, A. Horanyi, A. Stoffelen and G.J. MarseilleLinearity aspects of the ensemble of data assimilations techniqueQuart. J. Royal Meteor. Soc., 2014, doi:DOI:10.1002/qj.23622014
R. EresmaaImager-assisted cloud detection for assimilation of Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer radiancesQJRMS, DOI: 10.1002/qj.23042014
Sun, X. J., R. W. Zhang, G. J. Marseille, A. Stoffelen, D. Donovan, L. Liu, J. ZhaoThe performance of Aeolus in heterogeneous atmospheric conditions using high-resolution radiosonde dataAtmos. Meas. Tech doi:10.5194/amt-7-2695-2014, pp 2695–27172014
Vidot, J. and E. BorbasLand surface VIS/NIR BRDF atlas for RTTOV-11: Model and validation against SEVIRI Land SAF albedo productQ.J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc. Article first published online: 12FEB 2014. DOI: 10.1002/qj.22882014
Negri, R.G., L.A.T. Machado, S. English and M.ForsytheCombining a cloud-resolving model with satellite for cloud process model simulation validationJ. Appl Met and Clim, 53, 521-5332014
King, Gregory P., Jur Vogelzang, Ad StoffelenSecond-order structure function analysis of scatterometer winds over the Tropical Pacific: Part 1. Spectra and Structure FunctionsJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans2014
Mccoll, Kaighin A., Jur Vogelzang, Alexandra G Konings, Dara Entekhabi, María Piles, Ad StoffelenExtended Triple Collocation: estimating errors and correlation coefficients with respect to an unknown targetGeophysical Research Letters2014
King, Gregory P., Jur Vogelzang, Ad StoffelenUpscale and downscale energy transfer over the tropical Pacific revealed by scatterometer windsJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans2014
Lin, W., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen, A. Turiel, A. VerhoefRain Identification in ASCAT Winds Using Singularity AnalysisIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters , Vol 11, pp 1519-15232014
Lu, Q. and W. BellCharacterising channel center frequencies in AMSU-A and MSU microwave sounding instrumentsJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00136.1, Vol 31, pp 1713-17322014
Saunders, R.W, T.A.Blackmore, B.Candy, P.N.Francis and T.J.Hewison.Monitoring Satellite Radiance Biases Using NWP ModelsGeoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:51, Issue: 3)2013
Weston P P, W Bell and J R EyreAccounting for correlated error in the assimilation of high resolution sounders.Q J R Meteorol Soc., 2013. Accepted manuscript online: 3 Dec 2013, DOI: 10.1002/qj.23062013
McNally, A., M.Bonavita and J-N ThepautThe role of satellite data in the forecasting of hurricane SandyMon.Wea. Rev2013
Lin, W., M. Portabella, A. Stoffelen and A. VerhoefOn the characteristics of ASCAT wind direction ambiguitiesAtmospheric Measurement Techniques, Vol 6, pp 1053-20132013
Bormann,N . Anne Fouilloux and William BellEvaluation and assimilation of ATMS data in the ECMWF systemJournal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1002/2013JD020325, Vol 118, pp 12,970-12,9802013
Eyre, J. R., and P. P. WestonThe impact of the temporal spacing of observations on analysis errors in an idealised data assimilation system.Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.2013
John, V. O., Parker, D. E., Buehler, S. A., Price, J., and R. SaundersAnalysis of upper-tropospheric humidity in tropical descent regions using observed and modelled radiances.Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, doi:10.5194/acpd-13-10547-2013, pp 10547-105602013
Verhoef, A., M. Portabella and A. StoffelenHigh-resolution ASCAT scatterometer winds near the coastIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp 2481-24872012
Verspeek, J., A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and M. PortabellaImproved ASCAT Wind Retrieval Using NWP Ocean CalibrationIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp 2488-24942012
Portabella, M., A. Stoffelen, W. Lin, A. Turiel, A. Verhoef, J. Verspeek and J. Ballabrera-PoyRain Effects on ASCAT-Retrieved Winds: Toward an Improved Quality ControlIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp 2495-25062012
Vogelzang, J. and A. StoffelenScatterometer wind vector products for application in meteorology and oceanographyJ. Sea Res. In Print2012
Martinet P, Fourrié N, Guidard V, Rabier F, Montmerle T and Brunel PTowards the use of microphysical variables for the assimilation of cloud-affected infrared radiancesQ. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc.2012
Portabella, M., A. Stoffelen, A. Verhoef and J. VerspeekA new method for improving ASCAT wind quality controlIEEE Gosci. Remote Sensing Letters, pp 579-583,2012
Belmonte, M., J. Verspeek, A. Verhoef and A. StoffelenBayesian sea ice detection with the Advanced ScatterometerIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp 2649-26572012
Chakraborty, A., R. Kumar and A. StoffelenValidation of ocean surface winds from the OCEANSAT-2 scatterometer using triple collocationRemote Sensing Letters, Vol 4, pp 85-912012
Lin, C.C., M. Betto, M. Belmonte-Rivas, A. Stoffelen and J. de KloeEPS-SG Windscatterometer Concept Tradeoffs and Wind Retrieval Performance AssessmentIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp 2458-24722012