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The precipitation products generation chain for the EUMETSAT Hydrological Satellite Application Facility at C.N.M.C.A.
Author(s): Daniele Biron; Davide Melfi; Francesco Zauli
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Paper Abstract

The EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility in support to Hydrology (H-SAF) focuses on development of new geophysical products on precipitation, soil moisture and snow parameters and the utilisation of these parameters in hydrological models, NWP models and water management. The development phase of the H-SAF started in September 2005 under the leadership of Italian Meteorological Service. The "Centro Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica (C.N.M.C.A.)", the Italian National Weather Centre, that physically hosts the generation chain of precipitation products, carried on activities to reach the final target: development of algorithms, validation of results, implementation of operative procedure to supply the service and to monitor the service performances. The paper shows the architectural status of the H-SAF precipitation group and stress the component of operations. It is shown the full correspondence with the EUMETSAT approved H-SAF documents, in particular the Algorithm Theoretical Design Document (ATDD), where products characteristics are referenced. Are also reported the first results, produced during the first H-SAF Workshop, held in Rome in October 2007, of validation activities performed on version 1 products, and last results of products distribution to beta-users in preparation of distributing version 2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7085, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization IV: Readiness for GEOSS II, 70850V (10 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794791
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Daniele Biron, Ctr. Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica (Italy)
Davide Melfi, Ctr. Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica (Italy)
Francesco Zauli, Ctr. Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7085:
Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization IV: Readiness for GEOSS II
Mitchell D. Goldberg; Hal J. Bloom; Philip E. Ardanuy; Allen H.-L. Huang, Editor(s)

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