Blazing hot sun. Credit: Günter Albers

New LSA SAF radiative flux product on EUMETCast soon


Blazing hot sun. Credit: Günter Albers
Blazing hot sun. Credit: Günter Albers

The new LSA SAF Total and Diffuse Downward Surface Shortwave Flux product available from 20 May 2020.

Last Updated

18 July 2022

Published on

07 May 2020

This new product (acronym: MDSSFTD, Product ID: LSA-207) is an instantaneous estimate of the total Downwelling Surface Shortwave radiative Flux (DSSF) in W/m2 and the fraction of the diffuse flux component to the total flux.

It is an upgrade of the LSA-SAF MDSSF (LSA-201), which is planned to be discontinued in six months. It is available every 15 minutes, while the LSA-201 is generated every 30 minutes.

The product currently has pre-operational status.

It will be distributed on EUMETCast as follows:

EUMETCast Europe

Channel: E1B-SAF-2
Multicast address:
PID: 500

EUMETCast Africa

Channel: A1C-SAF-2
Multicast address:
PID: 100

Example filename: S-LSA_-HDF5_LSASAF_MSG_MDSSFTD_MSG-Disk_202004192345.bz2

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

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.