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Project info

Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data and form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment.

What do we do?

AC SAF consortium members develop radiative transfer calculation methods and other algorithms for creating atmospheric remote sensing data from polar-orbiting satellites Metop-A and Metop-B. We also validate the data products and provide associated dissemination and user services.

What do we offer?

AC SAF produces near real-time data products including total ozone, trace gas total columns (NO2, SO2), tropospheric NO2, coarse and high-resolution ozone profiles, absorbing aerosol index and solar noon UV index.

Data is also archived for later access. This offline data includes total ozone, trace gas total columns (NO2, SO2, BrO, HCHO, H2O, OClO, CO), tropospheric O3 and NO2, coarse and high-resolution ozone profiles, absorbing aerosol index and surface UV.

Near real-time UV index at Google Earth 19 December 2011

Near real-time UV index at Google Earth 19 December 2011