Radio Occultation Meteorology (ROM SAF)
The ROM SAF generates and archives high-quality GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) data for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) applications and specific climate application areas.
09 March 2021
18 June 2020
The ROM SAF generates and archives high-quality GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) data for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) applications and specific climate application areas, through the exploitation of satellite measurements with state-of-the-art algorithms, to derive information about the atmosphere and climate variables of the Earth system. The ROM SAF is also engaged in developing an RO processing software package containing modules for processing of RO data and for assimilation of RO data in NWP models.
The activities encompass continued developments of the processing algorithms, in order to enhance the information of atmosphere variables and for improving the products. Raw GNSS radio occultation data are calibration-free, with known assumptions, and are also well-suited for climate monitoring and trend studies. The applications cover construction of an accurate climate data record database with known error characteristics of the data.
Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs)
Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data.
Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF)
The LSA SAF exploits remotely-sensed data on land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications.
Support to Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting (NWC SAF)
Nowcasting is a weather forecast for the next few hours, based on current information.
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP SAF)
The NWP SAF supports the interface between satellite data and European activities in NWP.
Atmospheric Composition monitoring (AC SAF)
The AC SAF processes satellite data on ozone, other trace gases, aerosols and ultraviolet data.
Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H SAF)
The H SAF generates and archives datasets and products for operational hydrological applications.