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

  • Software Downloads - May 14, 2019
    We have fixed the issue with software downloads.
  • NWP SAF Site Service Partially Resumed - May 14, 2019
    Many parts of the NWP SAF website is back up and running but we are still working on the Software Downloads area which is not functioning. If you do come across any other missing links or strange behaviour please let us know via the helpdesk. Thank you for your patience during this period.
  • Site Outage - May 9, 2019
    The NWP SAF website suffered a serious issue early on 8th May that resulted in an outage. Although the website is now available again, we are still working to restore the full content and functionality. We apologise for the inconvenience to users and thank you for your patience while we work to restore full service. Please continue to report issues through the helpdesk as usual. We will update you when everything is back to normal.
  • AAPP v8.4 released - April 29, 2019
    AAPP update 8.4 has been released. The changes include: (i) updates for Metop-C and FY-3D; (ii) a tool to process CrIS from SDR to BUFR, including VIIRS cloud mask and the cluster analysis that was introduced in AAPP v8.3; (iii) corrections to BUFR encode/decode; (iv) portability updates. The software has been tested on both RHEL6 and RHEL7 (equivalent to CentOS6 and CentOS7).
  • CADS v2.4 released - March 27, 2019
    Version 2.4 of the Cloud and Aerosol Detection Software (CADS) is released. The software update introduces two significant developments. Firstly, processing capability is added for Chinese hyperspectral infrared sounders (HIRAS and GIIRS). Secondly, flagging of contaminated data in the presence of aerosol is made channel-dependent. For details, please see the CADS web page.

For older news, see the News Archive.