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.
01 June 2022
27 March 2020
EUMETSAT’s Meteosat satellites are able to monitor fires, vegetation cover, land surface temperature, as well as snow cover, from their orbit 36,000km above the Earth.
Closer to Earth in polar orbit, the Metop satellites are able to collect more detailed global observations on fires, vegetation, snow cover, land surface temperature, albedo and even soil moisture.
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)
Access land data and training.
New H SAF precipitation products available on EUMETCast from 9 June 2022.
New H SAF Soil Moisture product, H26 available on EUMETCast from 24 March 2022.
Additional Copernicus Global Land products, at 300 m resolution, based on Sentinel-3 data, will be available on EUMETCast from 8 March 2022.
Strategies needed to prevent and suppress wildfires in light of more intense fire seasons.
NESDIS IMS Daily Northern Hemisphere Snow and Ice Analysis dataset available on EUMETCast from 16 December 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.
This project provides valuable Fiducial Reference Measurements from the Arctic region for the validation of several EUMETSAT, EU Copernicus and ESA missions.
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.