Real time product demonstration

All cloud products of the nwcsaf/pps are generated operationally in real time on data from the direct readout station in Norrköping. Since spring 2016 also data from the ears-avhrr service received via EUMETCast are being used as a complement to the direct readout data.


More about the product demonstration

The pps software is being run in operational mode at smhi on direct readout data from the X/L-band station in Norrköping, and on ears-avhrr data received via EUMETcast. The cloud products are retrieved on the satellite swath and data are then mapped on a few map-projected sub-regions mainly covering the area of interest of Sweden. We have one small area over central Europe (germ) acting as a reference area for the nwc saf/pps users. (This area is possible to cover from most direct readout stations in Europe.)

Description of the default areas

The cloud products are being processed on various regional areas on, usually polar stereographic, map-projection. Areas may be added to or removed from the list of processing areas presented at this site. The location of the areas are illustrated below, displaying the 1km usgs landuse data used. The products may, however, also be processed on other regions with bigger or smaller coverage, and possibly utilising slightly reduced pixel resolution.

Germany germ, 285 kB
Scandinavia 1 km/px scan1, 829 kB
Scandinavia 2 km/px scan2, 307 kB

Baws area baws, 608 kB
Northern Europe 1 km/px euron1, 1652 kB