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1 EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes Nowcasting Applications Developing Countries Marianne König WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

2 27 Member States & 4 Cooperating States Member States AUSTRIA BELGIUM CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC * DENMARK ESTONIA FINLAND FRANCE GERMANY GREECE HUNGARY IRELAND ITALY LATVIA LUXEMBOURG NETHERLANDS NORWAY POLAND PORTUGAL ROMANIA SLOVAK REPUBLIC SLOVENIA SPAIN SWEDEN SWITZERLAND TURKEY UNITED KINGDOM Cooperating States BULGARIA ICELAND * Pending full ratification LITHUANIA SERBIA Slide: 2 WSN-12, Rio de Janeiro, August 2012

3 EUMETSAT Headquarters in Darmstadt / Germany Slide: 3 WSN-12, Rio de Janeiro, August 2012

4 Geostationary Satellites: Nowcasting Instruments! 60 N Meteosat-9 (0 Longitude) Meteosat-8 (9.5 E) 0 Meteosat-10 (3.4 W) Meteosat-7 (57.5 E) S Slide: 4 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

5 MSG Satellite Summary MSG SEVIRI: Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager 12 channels 3 (1) km pixel sampling distance 15 minute repeat cycle 5 min. in rapid scan service 0.6 µm 3.9 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm Water Vapour Water Vapour 6.2 µm 7.3 µm Slide: 5 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August µm Carbon Ozone 9.7 µm HRV Dioxide 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm

6 MSG Scans 5 Minutes RSS: Meteosat-8 15 Minutes: Meteosat-9 Slide: 6 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

7 HRV Channel Setup Slide: 7 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

8 Making Use of the Data Visual Analysis Generally Detection and Classification increasing Quantitative Data Extraction complexity Input to Other Applications Slide: 8 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

9 Visual Analysis: Single Channel Slide: 9 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

10 Visual Analysis: Single Channels - Animations bright dark cold hot Slide: 10 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

11 Visual Analysis: Single Channel HRV Slide: 11 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

12 Visual Analysis: RGB s NATURAL COLOUR Vegetation 0.6/ µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm HRV 1.6 RGB µm 3.9 µm 9.7 µm Slide: µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012 Cloud phase (water or ice) 0.8/1.6

13 Visual Analysis: RGB s DUST 0.6 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm Desert dust 8.7/11 HRV Cirrus thickness 8.7/11/12 Cloud altitude 11/ µm 10.8µm 8.7 RGB 3.9 µm 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 9.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm Slide: 13 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012 Thin ice cloud (Cirrus) 8.7/11

14 Visual Analysis: Other RGB Applciations More application / examples can be found in the MSG Interpretation Guide and in the "Image Gallery"on 0.6 µm 3.9 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm HRV 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm Volcanic Ash Airmass 9.7 µm Fog Slide: 14 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

15 Visual Analysis: Monitoring Stages of Convection 23. September 2009 Mediterranean Sea Slide: 15 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

16 Visual Analysis: Monitoring Stages of Convection 23. September 2009 Mediterranean Sea 0.6 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm HRV 3.9 µm 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 9.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm Sandwich Product Slide: 16 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

17 Visual Analysis: Monitoring Stages of Convection 0.6 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm HRV 3.9 µm 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 9.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm Sandwich Product Slide: 17 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

18 Visual Analysis: Detection of (Wild) Fires The IR3.9 channel shows "hot spots" for wild fires (which are considerably smaller than one pixel). 0.6 µm 3.9 µm 9.7 µm WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August µm 1.6 µm HRV 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm

19 Fire Detection Application WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

20 Quantitative Data Extraction: Monitoring the Pre-Convective Atmosphere Information on the atmospheric vertical stability is derived from the image data combined with forecast data in cloud free areas. 0.6 µm 3.9 µm 9.7 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm HRV 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm MSG SEVIRI IR Slide: 20 + WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012 Weather Prediction Convective stability

21 Instability Indices - Example Slide: 21 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

22 Instability Indices Example (DWD) Slide: 22 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

23 Lake Stuff from Ralph??? Slide: 23 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

24 Convection Monitoring Forecasting Research Areas Convective Initiation: Detection of growing Cu at an early stage Location of Overshooting Tops Cold rings, cold U/V shapes Slide: 24 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

25 Quantitative Data Estimation: Precipitation The cloud top temperature, as measured by MSG, is blended with microwave precipitation information from polar orbiters, combining accuracy and temporal evolution. 0.6 µm 3.9 µm 9.7 µm 0.8 µm 1.6 µm HRV 6.2 µm 7.3 µm 8.7 µm 10.8 µm 12.0 µm 13.4 µm MSG SEVIRI IR Slide: 25 + µ-wave information Precipitation

26 Quantitative Data Estimation: Precipitation Precipitation estimates are most useful where there are no Radar observations. Precipitation Product, 09 February 2011, UTC

27 Satellite Application Facility for Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting NWC-SAF This SAF delivers a software package, to be run LOCALLY on MSG data (and other ancillary informai6ton as e.g. model forecasts), delivering a number of nowcasting "products": Cloud information Wind information Stability information Image interpretation Specific thunderstorm product software is freely available (license agreement) Slide: 27 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

28 NWC-SAF Slide: 28 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

29 MSG Applications for Nowcasting this presentation only showed the "tip of an iceberg" More information on Best Practice document of the Convection Working Group Slide: 29 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

30 How Does All this Information Get to Your Desk? EUMETCast Slide: 30 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

31 EUMETCast Data Delivery Key Features: EUMETCast Status end June 2012: - 37 Data Providers Different Data Collections GB data disseminated per day Off-the-shelf, commercially available DVB reception components One-stop-shop - many data streams via one station Secure delivery multicast to a specific user, or group of users Handling many file formats, high and low volume data and supporting high-timeliness delivery requirements Worldwide coverage through GEONETCast partnership

32 Reception Station Equipment Antenna PC(s) DVB Router DVB PCI Card EKU DVB USB Software

33 4 EUMETCast User Community EUMETCast Users Worldwide end June User 0 User 2736 users in Member States 14 users in Cooperating States 3217 users world-wide Slide: 33

34 GEONETCast Global Data Service 3560 stations 110 stations 358 stations 2600 stations June 2012

35 EUMETCast Data and Products Services available on EUMETCast EUMETSAT Satellite Data Meteosat / Metop / Jason-2 Third Party Satellite Data GOES, NOAA & MODIS (USA) / MT-SAT (Japan) / FY2 & FY3 (China) Third Party Products In-situ / observational data Numerical Weather Forecasts & Analysis Data Level 2 Product s: Atmosphere 195 Marine 88 Land 138 June 2012

36 Product Navigator EUMETSAT Data at your Fingertips Key Features: Product Navigator provides metadata descriptions, data provider and data access information. Includes all EUMETSAT products and third-party products on EUMETCast. Uses open standards (e.g. OGC, Inspire) for catalogue interoperability with other organisations. EUMETSAT HelpDesk:

37 The End Thank you for your attention! Merci pour votre attention! official EUMETSAT languages Danke für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit! "my" language Slide: 37 WSN-12 Rio de Janeiro August 2012

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