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  • Release of the CLAAS dataset
    The CM SAF Project Team presents the Climate Data Records of cloud, surface albedo and radiation properties based 9 years of SEVIRI measurements.
    The dataset is named CLAAS (CLoud property dAtAset using SEVIRI). (MSt/Oct2013)

Conferences & Events

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Conference

4th User Workshop 2014
A 3 days user workshop will take place from 10 until 12 March 2014 at the Hotel am Badersee, Germany.

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The Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM SAF)

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The CM SAF is part of the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Network

and is a joint effort of six European National Meteorological and

Hydrological Services, led by Deutscher Wetterdienst.
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Deutscher Wetterdienst
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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological
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Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
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Royal Meteorological Institute Belgium
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Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
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Finnish Meteorological Institute
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UK MetOffice

CM SAF aims at the provision of satellite-derived geophysical parameter data sets suitable for climate monitoring. CM SAF provides climatologies for Essential Climate Variables (ECV), as required by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) implementation plan in support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The CM SAF data products are categorized in monitoring data obtained in near real time and data sets based on carefully intersensor calibrated radiances. The homogenous sets of high-quality data help scientists to investigate climate variability and long-term changes in the climate mean state. The products are derived from several instruments on-board meteorological operational satellites in geostationary and polar orbit as the Meteosat and EUMETSAT Polar System satellites, respectively.



The data are archived and made accessible for study via Web User Interface.

The CM SAF’s expanding suite of products is tailored for applications focusing on key aspects of the Earth’s atmospheric water and energy cycles and includes cloud parameters, radiation budget parameters (surface and top of the atmosphere) as well as temperature and humidity (water vapour) in the atmosphere.

MW/March2013

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