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Naming convention of CM SAF products

The naming convention of the CM SAF products is described below. It will allow users an easier identification of the product’s data sources. The most important identifiers are of course the three-character coding of the product type and the information on the averaging. If the same type of product is generated from different sensors (e.g., SEVIRI and AVHRR), the only way of distinguishing these products by their name is the five-digit code of the data source if all other characteristics are identical. The naming convention is valid for both, the operational off - line products as well as the climate data records.

Structure of filename: PROtsyyyymmddhhmmVerGrSourcLvAr

Description of filenames of CM SAF products
Character Meaning
PRO Three - character coding of product type, e.g., CFC for fractional cloud cover
t Time interval of product: d=daily, h=hourly, i=instantaneous, m=monthly, p=pentad, w=weekly
s Statistics: c=6 - hourly composites , d=mean diurnal cycle , h=histogram , m=mean, n=none
yyyymmddhhmm Date and time (lower boundary of the covered temporal interval)
Ver Version number or release number
Gr Grid
Sourc Data source (for detailed description see tables below)
Lv Processing level
Ar Area

For further information on the different version numbers (Ver) please refer to the “Change Log” section on the CM SAF webpage ( www.cmsaf.eu → Data Access → Change Log

Description of CM SAF product data sources
For most of our products the data source combines the product type and the sensor and/or satellite information. As this resulted in lists of identifiers becoming very long , the approac h has been slightly changed for new data records released since 2015. The doubling of information on the product type in the file name has been omitted and the data source only includes information on the used sensor and satellite. The naming convention fo r all operational or products released before 2015 does not change!

The table below shows the data source of the products (including the sensor and satellite):

Data source Sourc
AVHRR on METOP-A AVMEA
AVHRR on METOP-B AVMEB
AVHRR on NOAA-07 AVN07
AVHRR on NOAA-09 AVN09
AVHRR on NOAA-11 AVN11
AVHRR on NOAA-12 AVN12
AVHRR on NOAA-14 AVN14
AVHRR on NOAA-15 AVN15
AVHRR on NOAA-16 AVN16
AVHRR on NOAA-17 AVN17
AVHRR on NOAA-18 AVN18
AVHRR on NOAA-19 AVN19
AVHRR on polar orbiting satellites AVPOS
MVIRI/SEVIRI on Meteosat 10001
SEVIRI on MSG SVMSG
SMMR on Nimbus-7 SRN07
SSM/I on DMSP-F08 SIF08
SSM/I on DMSP-F10 SIF10
SSM/I on DMSP-F11 SIF11
SSM/I on DMSP-F13 SIF13
SSM/I on DMSP-F14 SIF14
SSM/I on DMSP-F15 SIF15
SSM/I on DMSP-F16 SIF16
SSM/I on DMSP-F17 SIF17
SSM/I on DMSP-F18 SIF18

The tables below give an overview of all CM SAF product types given by their three - character definition and their data sources (Sourc).

Cloud products:
Product type Data source Sourc
CFC AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/from Metop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
00101
00357
00358
00359
00360
00362
00123
00124
00125
00191
00288
00268
00160
00232
00463
COT AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/from Metop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00105
00388
00389
00390
00391
00393
00394
00395
00283
00284
00301
00282
00161
00233
CPH AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/from Metop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00106
00370
00371
00372
00373
00375
00376
00377
00378
00379
00380
00381
00228
00258
CPP Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
00182
00255
CTH AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
00104
00166
00237
00464
CTO AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/from Metop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00447
00435
00436
00437
00438
00440
00441
00442
00443
00444
00445
00446
00449
00450
CTT AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
00103
00168
00239
00466
CTP AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
00122
00167
00238
00465
CTX Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00163
00234
CTY AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00102
00164
00235
CWP AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00107
00165
00236
IWP AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/fromMetop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00421
00409
00410
00411
00412
00414
00415
00416
00417
00418
00419
00420
00453
00454
JCH AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/from Metop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00434
00422
00423
00424
00425
00427
00428
00429
00430
00431
00432
00433
00451
00452
LWP AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
AVHRR/from NOAA 07
AVHRR/from NOAA 09
AVHRR/from NOAA 11
AVHRR/from NOAA 12
AVHRR/from NOAA 14
AVHRR/from NOAA 15
AVHRR/from NOAA 16
AVHRR/from NOAA 17
AVHRR/from NOAA 18
AVHRR/from NOAA 19
AVHRR/from Metop 02
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
00408
00396
00397
00398
00399
00401
00402
00403
00404
00405
00406
00407
00188
00252
Radiation products:
Product type Data source Sourc
CAL MVIRI/METEOSAT 2
MVIRI/METEOSAT 3
MVIRI/METEOSAT 4
MVIRI/METEOSAT 5
MVIRI/METEOSAT 6
MVIRI/METEOSAT 7
00319
00320
00321
00322
00323
00324
CFL AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data with STA/Gerb
Seviri/MSG2 data with STA/Gerb
00354
00514
00515
CFS AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data with STA/Gerb
Seviri/MSG2 data with STA/Gerb
00355
00512
00513
DAL Seviri/MSG1 data with STA/Gerb
Seviri/MSG2 data with STA/Gerb
MVIRI/METEOSAT 2
MVIRI/METEOSAT 3
MVIRI/METEOSAT 4
MVIRI/METEOSAT 5
MVIRI/METEOSAT 6
MVIRI/METEOSAT 7
00501
00502
00495
00496
00497
00498
00499
00500
SAL AVHRR/ polar orb. sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Merged
00109
00176
00242
00217
SDL AVHRR/ polar orb. sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Merged
00112
00178
00244
00219
SID Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
Seviri/MSG1 data with STA/Gerb
Seviri/MSG2 data with STA/Gerb
MVIRI/METEOSAT 2
MVIRI/METEOSAT 3
MVIRI/METEOSAT 4
MVIRI/METEOSAT 5
MVIRI/METEOSAT 6
MVIRI/METEOSAT 7
00224
00469
00516
00517
00312
00313
00314
00315
00316
00317
SIS AVHRR/ polar orb. Sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Seviri/MSG3 data
Seviri/MSG1 data with STA/Gerb
Seviri/MSG2 data with STA/Gerb
Merged
MVIRI/METEOSAT 2
MVIRI/METEOSAT 3
MVIRI/METEOSAT 4
MVIRI/METEOSAT 5
MVIRI/METEOSAT 6
MVIRI/METEOSAT 7
00108
00179
00245
00470
00190
00256
00216
00305
00306
00307
00308
00309
00310
SNL AVHRR/ polar orb. sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Merged
00113
00185
00249
00265
SNS AVHRR/ polar orb. sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Merged
MVIRI/METEOSAT 2
MVIRI/METEOSAT 3
MVIRI/METEOSAT 4
MVIRI/METEOSAT 5
MVIRI/METEOSAT 6
MVIRI/METEOSAT 7
00110
00184
00248
00266
00488
00489
00490
00491
00492
00493
SOL AVHRR/ polar orb. sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Merged
00111
00180
00246
00218
SRB AVHRR/ polar orb. sat. data
Seviri/MSG1 data
Seviri/MSG2 data
Merged
00114
00186
00250
00220
TET Gerb and Seviri/MSG1 and CERES Aqua/Terra
Gerb and Seviri/MSG2 and CERES Aqua/Terra
Gerb and Seviri/MSG3 and CERES Aqua/Terra
00117
00254
00474
TIS TIS from DIARAD/VIRGO 00115
TRS Gerb and Seviri/MSG1 and CERES Aqua/Terra
Gerb and Seviri/MSG2 and CERES Aqua/Terra
Gerb and Seviri/MSG3 and CERES Aqua/Terra
00116
00260
00475
Water Vapour and Temperature Products:
Product type Data source Sourc
FTH METEOSAT-5 like 00448
HTW ATOVS/ polar orb. sat. data
SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data
00173
00267
HLW ATOVS/polar orb. sat. data 00171
HSH ATOVS/polar orb. sat. data 00172
Miscellaneous Products:
Product type Data source Sourc
* These products are available under the HOAPS data policy (see http://www.hoaps.zmaw.de/)
BTR SSM/I polar orb. sat. data F08
SSM/I polar orb. sat. data F10
SSM/I polar orb. sat. data F11
SSM/I polar orb. sat. data F13
SSM/I polar orb. sat. data F14
SSM/I polar orb. sat. data F15
00F08
00F10
00F11
00F13
00F14
00F15
EMP SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00344
EVA SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00343
HTW SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00345
LHF SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00341
NSH SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00340
PRE SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00342
SWS SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00339
LTC* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00352
LWP* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00347
SHD* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00351
SHF* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00353
SNL* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00350
SSH* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00349
SST* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00348
TWP* HOAPS, SSM/I/ polar orb. sat. data 00346
Description of Area (Ar) codes:
Area
Arctic IA
CM SAF baseline area plus MSG disk and Arctic CD
CM SAF baseline area (30N-80N, 60W-60E) CA
Global GL
METEOSAT disk (45S-45N, 45 W-45E) MF
METEOSAT disk (70S-70N, 70 W-70E) MH
MSG disk (CM SAF definition) MD
MSG full disk includes Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean MA
North Pole (85N-90N, 180W-180E) NP
South Pole (85S-90S, 180W-180E) SP
Description of Grid (Gr) codes:
Grid
Cylindrical equal area projection (90x90km²) 11
Lambert azimuthal equal area projection (15x15 km²) 15
Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection (25x25 km²) 21
Latitude/longitude grid (0.03 x 0.03 degree) 17
Latitude/longitude grid (0.05x 0.05degree) 23
Latitude/longitude grid (0.25x0.25 degree) 19
Latitude/longitude grid (0.5x0.5 degree) 13
Latitude/longitude grid (0.625x0.625 degree) 22
Latitude/longitude grid (1.0x1.0degree) 20
Satellite projection MSG/Seviri 05
Satellite projection SMMR 25
Satellite projection SSM/I 10
Satellite projection SSMIS 24
Sinusoidal projection (15x15km²) 07
Sinusoidal projection (45x45 km², 100x100km² in polar regions) 02

Example:
The file with the filename

SISdm200407150000300070017901MA
..... contains

  • the daily mean SIS product
  • for 15 July 2004
  • from version 300
  • derived from Seviri/MSG1 data
  • for the MSG full disk
  • in 15x15km² sinusoidal projection

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PF / April2017

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