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 availability monitoring enhanced to include a new plot type: - September 4, 2018
    An additional plot type has been added to the data reception timeliness monitoring pages. They show time series of the number of data arriving at DWD within certain time delay thresholds. This complements the information in the time averaged delay histograms (already provided) and allows to judge the reliability of the timeliness and stability of the received number of data. Please visit the NRT availability monitoring webpages for further information.
  • NRT data availability monitoring enhanced to include plots from Met Office: - August 22, 2018
    NRT data availability monitoring plots have been enhanced with the addition of data coverage and timeliness plots from the Met Office. The Met Office plots use the same layout as those from DWD to enable straightforward comparisons and tracking of possible causes of differences in data reception speed or outages. Please visit the NRT availability monitoring webpages for further information.
  • NRT quality monitoring for NOAA-20 ATMS and CrIS - August 1, 2018
    Near-real-time data quality monitoring pages have been updated to include monitoring of NOAA-20 ATMS and CrIS, from ECMWF. Please visit the NRT quality monitoring webpage to access monitoring plots from these new instruments.
  • NRT data availability monitoring enhanced to include additional data types: - July 20, 2018
    The near-real time data availability (coverage and timeliness) monitoring has been extended in June 2018 to also include Scatterometer winds from OSCAT/ScatSat-1, radiances from MWRI/FY-3C, and AMVs from VIIRS/SUOMI-NPP.
  • DBNet monitoring for NOAA-20 ATMS and CrIS - July 16, 2018
    The DBNet ATMS and CrIS monitoring pages have been extended to include data from NOAA-20 (in addition to Suomi-NPP). EUMETSAT are currently operating EARS-ATMS and EARS-CrIS services for NOAA-20 on a trial basis, and it is expected that more DBNet centres will follow over the coming months.

For older news, see the News Archive.