Two new SAF products on EUMETCast soon

The LSA SAF EPS Daily Land Surface Temperature and H SAF EPS Daily Snow Cover products will be available on EUMETCast from 1 June.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Daily Land Surface Temperature from the LSA SAF

The Daily Land Surface Temperature - Metop from the LSA SAF (acronym: EDLST — ID: LSA-002) corresponds to daily updates of night-time and daytime LST made available on a global 1 km sinusoidal grid.

For more details, see: https://landsaf.ipma.pt/algorithms.jsp?seltab=15&starttab=15.

The Daily Snow Cover - Metop from the H SAF (acronym: EDSC — ID: H32) corresponds to daily updates of land surface pixel classification (snow-covered or snow-free and cloud-covered or non-classified) on a global 0.01ºx0.01º regular grid.

This product is generated by the LSA SAF on behalf of the H SAF. For more details, see: https://landsaf.ipma.pt/algorithms.jsp?seltab=16&starttab=16.

Both products have pre-operational status and are derived from Metop-B AVHRR measurements.

They are in HDF5 format.

The products will be distributed on EUMETCast on the 'SAF-Global' channel:

PID: 300 (for Europe and Africa)
Multicast Address: 224.223.222.32

Filename examples:

EDLST
S-LSA_HDF5_LSASAF_M01-AVHR_EDLST-DAY_GLOBE_201702220000
S-LSA_HDF5_LSASAF_M01-AVHR_EDLST-NIGHT_GLOBE_201702220000

EDSC
S-LSA_HDF5_LSASAF_M01-AVHR_EDSC_GLOBE_201702220000

Users already subscribed to LSA SAF and H SAF products will receive these new products automatically. Other users wishing to receive these products should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.