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EUMETSAT Council approves next five year phase of the CM SAF

At its 85th meeting the EUMETSAT Council approved the 3rd Continuous Development and Operations Phase (CDOP-3) of the SAF on Climate Monitoring.


In the years 2017 to 2022 CM SAF will continue to develop and deliver improved Climate Data Records (CDR) of Essential Climate Variables (ECV) related to the energy and water cycle.

Furthermore, CM SAF will continue to provide an exhaustive user service: Summary overview of CM SAF major products and services in CDOP-3:

Products and Services

For some of the Thematic Climate Data Records (TCDR) CM SAF will also provide regular updates every 5 days Interim Climate Data Records).
Among the above listed products, the following products are new in CDOP-3:

  • Global precipitation over land and ocean (SSM/I, SSMIS, MWS, MWI);
  • Regional land fluxes (latent and sensible heat flux, land surface temperature from Meteosat MVIRI/SEVIRI);
  • Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and sunshine duration

    (defined as the time in a given period (month) for which the direct solar irradiance exceeds 120 W/m²); and

  • Global high clouds (high cirrus cloud amount and improved estimates for cloud top levels from HIRS IR from NOAA and Metop satellites).

CNRS/LEGOS from France will lead the activity to develop and provide a global precipitation product as new CM SAF Consortium Member.

MW / June 2016

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