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RTTOV v7 resources

RTTOV v7 was released in January 2002 and an updated version (v7.1) was released in January 2003. The code is no longer available and it is recommended users upgrade to the latest version of RTTOV which has improved features and accuracy.

  • RTTOV v7 documentation

  • RTTOV v7 known bugs
    Please report any bugs you find in RTTOV v7 using the NWP SAF Feedback Form.


  • RTTOV v7 new or updated coefficients files
    • Download the following file for NOAA-17 HIRS RTTOV v7 coeffs: HIRS (0.5 Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-17 AMSU-A RTTOV v7 coeffs: AMSU-A (0.3 Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-17 AMSU-B RTTOV v7 coeffs: AMSU-B (0.1 Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-17 AVHRR RTTOV v7 coeffs: AVHRR (0.3 Mb)
    • Download the following file for Aqua MODIS RTTOV v7 coeffs: MODIS (0.6 Mb)
    • Download the following file for Aqua AMSU-A RTTOV v7 coeffs: AMSU-A (0.3 Mb)
    • Download the following file for Aqua HSB RTTOV v7 coeffs: HSB (0.1 Mb)
    • Download the following file for Aqua post-launch AIRS RTTOV v7 coeffs (N.B. All channels now): AIRS (gzipped 20 Mb file)
    • Download the following file for Aqua AMSR-E RTTOV v7 coeffs: AMSR (0.3 Mb). N.B. you need code updates here and here.
    • Download the following file for ADEOS-2 AMSR RTTOV v7 coeffs: AMSR (0.3 Mb). N.B. you need code updates here and here.
    • Download the following file for MTSAT imager RTTOV v7 coeffs: MTSAT (gzipped 0.05 Mb file)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-18 HIRS RTTOV v7 coeffs: HIRS (0.7 Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-18 AMSU-A RTTOV v7 coeffs: AMSU-A (0.3 Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-18 MHS RTTOV v7 coeffs: MHS (0.1 Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-18 AVHRR RTTOV v7 coeffs: AVHRR (0.3Mb)
    • Download the following file for MSG-2 (Meteosat-9) SEVIRI RTTOV v7 coeffs: SEVIRI (0.2 Mb)
    • Download the following file for METOP-A IASI coeffs: IASI (bzipped 58Mb) N.B. this is a large file!
    • Download the following file for METOP-A HIRS coeffs: HIRS (0.7Mb)
    • Download the following file for METOP-A AMSU-A coeffs: AMSU-A (0.3Mb)
    • Download the following file for METOP-A MHS coeffs: MHS ( 0.1Mb)
    • Download the following file for METOP-A AVHRR coeffs: AVHRR (0.3Mb)
    • Download the following file for GOES-12 sounder coeffs: GOESND (0.8Mb)
    • Download the following file for GOES-13 sounder coeffs: GOESND (0.9Mb)
    • Download the following file for GOES-13 imager coeffs: GOESIM (0.5Mb)
    • Download the following file for MTSAT-2 imager coeffs: MTSAT (0.3Mb)
    • Download the following file for NOAA-19 RTTOV v7 coeffs: NOAA-19 (0.4Mb)
    • Download the following file for updated SSMIS coefficient files for F16, F17 and F18: SSMIS (bz2 zipped 0.24 Mb file)

    RTTOV v7 optical depth predictors for microwave sensors based on new microwave LBL spectroscopy on 43 levels: