February 29, 2012
LSA-SAF Fire Risk Map (FRM) and Fire Detection and Monitoring (FDeM) products available on EUMETCast
Fire Risk Map (FRM) and Fire Detection and Monitoring (FDeM) products from the LSA-SAF will be introduced on EUMETCast, starting 15 March 2012.
The FRM product combines information from Numerical Weather Prediction models – in this case the operational forecasts from ECMWF – and vegetation state from SEVIRI to derive forecasts of the risk of fire for the European region.
The FDeM product is based on the algorithm FIDALGO (Fire Detection Algorithm) developed within the LSA-SAF to identify SEVIRI/Meteosat pixels potentially contaminated by fires.
Typical file names are as follows:
The FRM product will be distributed over EUMETCast Europe and the FDeM product over EUMETCast Europe and Africa.
The EUMETCast details are as follows :
Files for Europe will appear on the channel "SAF-Europe"
Files for Africa will appear on the channel "SAF-Africa"
For further information, please contact our User Service Helpdesk.