The CM SAF R TOOLBOX is an easy-to-use tool to prepare, analyze and visualize CM SAF NetCDF data. The Toolbox comes as part of the cmsaf R-package, which is a collection of more than 100 functions for analysis and manipulation of CM SAF NetCDF formatted data. The CM SAF R Toolbox is based on an R-shiny graphical user interface, which guides through all options. Thus, no R or scripting experience is needed.
The cmsaf R-package can be downloaded for free from CRAN here. For an easy start with the CM SAF R Toolbox we prepared some information material:
CM SAF R Toolbox Cheat Sheets
Video on Youtube: CM SAF R Toolbox Tutorial Video
Video on Youtube: CM SAF R Toolbox Update Video
COMET module: Basic Climate Analysis Using the CM SAF R Toolbox
COMET module: An Introduction to Satellite-based Climate Data Records
Short Course: A climate data record of "sunshine", SARAH
Short Course: Learn to use an R based toolbox to analyse climate time series – Basics
Short Course: A Climate Data Record of Soil moisture in the root zone
Application examples to reproduce
Monthly Report on Cloud Coverage (PDF, 1MB, Barrier-free file)
Tutorial Monthly Report (PDF, 271KB, Barrier-free file)
Trend Analysis (PDF, 1MB, Barrier-free file)
Tutorial Trendanalysis (PDF, 566KB, Barrier-free file)
As the latest version of the cmsaf R-package and the corresponding Toolbox version are not completely backward compatible, we still provide the version 1.9.5 including the known folder structure. This version includes some example data (.tar-file and R-Instat .Rdata-file of small size to test the functionalities of the Toolbox.
In case that a question or problem can not be solved by help of the manual or the cmsaf R-package documentation contact the CM SAF User Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General information on R can be found here:
SK / Sept2021