We provide a range of software enabling users to extract data from Meteosat and Metop satellites.
EUMETSAT’s Nowcasting Satellite Application Facility (NWC SAF) provides operational services to ensure the optimum use of meteorological satellite data in Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting. The NWC SAF does this by developing and maintaining software packages for fast data processing at the user’s premises. EUMETSAT’s Numerical Weather Prediction Satellite Application Facility (NWP SAF) develops satellite data processing modules for implementation at NWP centres.
Further interactive tools and support software are also available for download.
Third Party Software and Tools
|brat||The Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox is a tool designed to use radar altimeter data. The Broadview Radar Altimetry Tutorial and Toolbox is a joint project between ESA and CNES to develop an open source tool (GPL-3) freely available to all the altimetry community.||Website|
|ecCodes||ecCodes is a package developed by ECMWF which provides an application programming interface and a set of tools for decoding and encoding messages in the following formats:
|Jason-3 netCDF OGDR Reader Package||The NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Altimetry group provides a set of C, Fortran and IDL routines, which allows to read in all the fields contained in the Jason-3 netCDF products. Example reading programs are included, which can be easily adapted and integrated in the user software. It requires a netCDF library built and installed (NetCDF library). This software has been tested using netCDF 4.2. Copyright 2008, 2012 USDOC/NOAA/NESDIS Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry.
Jason-3 Products Handbook (PDF, 1.1 MB)
|C Reader (TAR, 80 KB)
IDL Reader (TAR, 57 KB)
Fortran Reader (TAR, 92 KB)
|METCAP+||Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) has developed the METCAP+ software package to visualise meteorological data, such as observations (Synop, Metar, temp, etc); NWP model data output; RGB imagery products and satellite products, and radar data. The software runs on MS Windows platforms. This software is only available to National Meteorological Services (NMS).
Documentation (PDF, 32 MB)
|Contact TSMS to request software, Email|
|Pytroll project||Pytroll is the name of an open source collaboration which was initiated by SMHI and DMI in 2009. As of today (2014) also the national met services of Romania, Iceland, Norway and Finland are contributing. The objective is to provide different free and open source python modules for the reading, interpretation, and writing of weather satellite data. The provided python packages are designed to be used both in R&D environments and in 24/7 operational production. Pytroll provides about a dozen stand alone python packages, each for a specific use.||Pytroll Project Website|
|Sentinel-3 toolbox SNAP||The Sentinel-3 Toolbox consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of OLCI and SLSTR data from the upcoming Sentinel-3 mission.||Sentinel-3 toolbox website|
|netCDF Readers||The contents of a netCDF product can be read with:
To visualise netCDF data the following can be used: