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CM SAF: Tools

CM SAF provides access to different tools to work with CM SAF data records. Currently links to four software tools to process CM SAF data are provided:

The CM SAF R TOOLBOX provides R-based tools for preparation, analysis and visualization of CM SAF NetCDF data records. The CM SAF R TOOLBOX is used within CM SAF training activities. A tool for general analysis and manipulation of NetCDF data are the Climate Data Operators (CDOs). The Graphical User Interface (GUI) is an IDL-based tool to display CM SAF cloud and radiation products. Another, freely available software, which can handle CM SAF NetCDF data, is QGIS.

For questions and comments on the use of R and CDO to analyze CM SAF data please send us an email at

SK / Apr2017

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