CADS update v3.2 released

The Cloud and Aerosol Detection Software has been updated to include support for the Chinese Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder-2, (HIRAS-2) which is flying on FY-3E and the Infra-Red Interferometer Spectrometer (IRIS) which flew on Nimbus-4 in the early 1970s. Also, support is provided for users to exploit the VIIRS clustering data which is now provided as part of the real-time CrIS stream.

NWP SAF Satellite Data Assimilation Training Course

The next NWP SAF satellite data assimilation training course will take place at ECMWF, Reading, on 11-15 March 2024. The course provides a complete overview of the usage of meteorological satellite observations in operational numerical weather prediction. It includes a series of lectures and practical sessions covering a range of topics – from fundamental theoretical concepts through to detailed practical implementations in modern state-of-the-art data assimilation systems.

Registration for this course closes on Monday, 18 December 2023. More information on

RadSim v3.2 released

RadSim v3.2 has been released. This has been updated to work with RTTOV v13.2 and enables new RTTOV features including the MFASIS-NN (neural network based fast visible/near-IR cloud solver), the new polarisation treatment in RTTOV-SCATT, and the new SURFEM-Ocean microwave sea surface emissivity model.  A full list of updates is available here.