DFL - Event Week 2014

64 Minutes

Giulia Panegrossi, H-SAF, Italy

Precipitation Products from the Hydrology SAF: Part 1: Current status and future development

Precipitation Products from the Hydrology SAF: Part 2: Application to extreme event monitoring

Published: 22 December 2014

Within the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility on support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H-SAF), different precipitation products have been developed. The products exploit either measurements from passive microwave (PMW) radiometers on board polar orbiting satellites, or combination of Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) IR observations with the available PMW precipitation estimates. Some of the products are currently operational (http://hsaf.meteoam.it), and are available for near-real time precipitation monitoring and hydrological applications. Others are being improved and extended to satellites that have become recently operational [i.e., the polar orbiting Core Observatory of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, (GPM), or the NPP Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder, ATMS)] or that will be operational in the near future (i.e, Meteosat Third Generation. MTG). The H-SAF precipitation products will be presented, focusing on the strengths, weaknesses, and potentials of the current products, and future perspectives offered by the products in development will be outlined.

In this presentation some applications of H-SAF precipitation products will be shown.

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Elbe, Danube, flood, EFAS, Copernicus