NWCSAF is one of a number of satellite application facilities (SAFs) operated by EUMETSAT. In the case of NWCSAF the focus is the provision of tools to aid in the production of nowcasting products from geostationary satellite imagery. NWCSAF-GEO is the software produced as part of the NWCSAF. The NWCSAF-GEO software take High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) files downloaded via a satellite dish (the SWIFT dish is located at the Chilbolton observatory) as well as numerical weather prediction data (we use Global Forecast System; GFS data). A large number of products can be produced using NWCSAF-GEO.

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More information about how to use this product can be found on the NWCSAF guide page.