Product Description and Examples
smhi is responsible for the development of five cloud and precipitation products based on Metop, noaa and Suomi-NPP imagery.
The nwc saf belong to the saf Network which is part of the eumetsat Ground Segment. The saf network has been developed under the overall co-ordination of eumetsat. Under the leadership of the Spanish Meteorological Agency (aemet), the nwc saf is developed by a Project Team, involving meteorological institutes: Météo-France, smhi in Sweden and zamg in Austria.
The objective of nwc saf is to develop operational software to produce a total of 12 different day-1 products, thought to be valuable for Nowcasting applications, using data from the noaa (K,L,...), Suomi-NPP and the eumetsat msg and Metop satellites.The Product Generation Elements (pge's) developed at smhi:
- Cloud Mask (cm)
- Cloud Type (ct)
- Cloud Top Temperature & Height (ctth)
- Precipitation Clouds (pc)
- Cloud Physical Properties (cpp)
To product demonstration - i.e. where you can look at real time imagery.