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Satellite Application Facility for Numerical Weather Prediction

The NWP SAF is a EUMETSAT-funded activity that exists to co-ordinate research and development efforts among the SAF partners to improve the interface between satellite data and NWP for the benefit of EUMETSAT member states. The NWP SAF is led by the Met Office, with partners ECMWF, KNMI and Météo-France. More about the aims of the NWP SAF.

NWP SAF overview from EUMETSAT's IMAGE newsletter (PDF file)

 NWP SAF deliverables
The SAF is concerned with the NWP data assimilation process rather than with generating geophysical parameters. Its main deliverables are software packages and data monitoring reports.
 NWP SAF news
  • Version 1.1 of the scatterometer Wind Bias Correction Guide is available on the Scatterometer web pages. 22 April 2014.
  • AAPP update 7.6 has been released. This includes updates to the "MAIA" cloud mask and improved tools for working with NOAA/CLASS files. More information is available on the AAPP pages. 24 Feb 2014.
  • AWDP v2.3 was publicly released on 11th February 2014. This version can handle the latest Metop-A ASCAT calibration (level 1 version 9.02). More information is available on the Scatterometer web pages. 11 Feb 2014.
  • A technical report comparing Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) over the Indian Ocean region has been published on the AMV investigations webpage. 7 October 2013.
  • OPS-LRS version 7-0 has been released. This is the latest version of the IASI level 1 processor released by CNES. It provides compatibility with the latest IASI instrument configuration files, and fixes an occasional processing failure due to array bounds overflow. More information is available on the AAPP pages. 13 Sept 2013.
 Further news items can be seen on the NWP SAF News page.
 Visiting scientists

A visiting scientist programme allows scientists from institutions that are not SAF members to participate in the activities of the SAF. More about visiting scientists.
 Contact us
Questions for other users and developers can be posted on the RTTOV or AAPP Forums. To contact us with other enquiries, please use the NWP SAF Helpdesk link, or use a software request form to request a software deliverable.
 Members' site
This area of the site is restricted to the NWP SAF Development Team.

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