Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF)
The LSA SAF exploits remotely-sensed data on land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications.
Monitoring the land from space
Study by Kengo Miyaoka, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
In spring 2012 weather and environmental services in some parts of Europe issued drought warnings.
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27 March 2020
EUMETSAT also operates the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites on behalf of the European Union, and delivers the ocean data, while the land colour and surface temperature data is delivered by our partners, ESA.
Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility (LSA SAF)
This product is produced by the reference 'Optimised Simultaneous Surface Aerosol Retrieval' (OSSAR-CS3) processor upgraded as version 3 in the EUMETSAT operational
Upgraded LSA SAF Fire Risk Map product steps, F096 and F120, distributed on EUMETCast soon.
Experts have recorded Siberian smoke reaching the geographic North Pole for the first time.
New high-resolution mapping of global surface water product on EUMETCast from August 2021.
LSA SAF upgraded Fire Risk Map product, FRMv2, released 22 July 2021.
Air quality, long-range transport & threat monitoring of suspended air particles.
SEDOS is developing a prototype processor for generation of snow extent products from Metop-SG/METimage.
Copernicus Sentinel-3 NRT Fire Radiative Power (FRP) – Radiant heating & threat monitoring of fires, gas flares, and volcanoes.
Validation of ASCAT measurements over cold target regions.
Humberto Barbosa talks about the pros and cons of European satellites and the benefits of their application in Brazil's semi-arid region.