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.
20 November 2020
27 March 2020
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)
New NDVI product available from 4 February 2021.
H SAF Metop-C ASCAT Soil Moisture products available on EUMETCast from 24 September 2020.
NRT Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) product deployed on 27 August 2020.
Update of the SLSTR NRT FRP product deployed on 16 July 2020.
New LSA SAF Total and Diffuse Downward Surface Shortwave Flux product available from 20 May 2020.
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.
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.