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Support to Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting (NWC SAF)

Data for forecasting in short timescales

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Nowcasting is a weather forecast for the next few hours, based on current information.

Last Updated

09 March 2021

Published on

24 June 2020

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SAF objectives

The main objective of the NWC SAF is to ensure the optimal usage of meteorological satellite data in Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting.

To achieve it, the NWC SAF develops and maintains software packages that are freely distributed to registered users allowing the generation of satellite derived products with a direct application in Nowcasting. The software packages are installed locally at the user's site allowing data processing from operational meteorological satellites flying in geostationary orbits (e.g. Meteosat Second Generation (MSG), Himawari 8, GOES-R series) or polar orbits (e.g. Metop or NOAA).

The NWC SAF provides support to the users through the NWC SAF Helpdesk including support to visualisation of products.


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