Data Access & Tools
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Data Access and Software Tools

The following provides an overview of:

Multi-mission broadcast systems such as EUMETCast, CMACast, GEONETCast-Americas, MITRA provide access to a multitude of satellite data and products, and other data (e.g., in-situ) for WMO applications.

 

GEO Satellite Data Access                                                   

Satellite NRT L1.5 Data Specification NRT Imagery Non-RT Data
COMS
Electro-L
(ftp upon request)
FY-2 S-VISSR(NRT)
CMACast
GOES GVAR RAMSDIS Online
OSPO Imagery
NOAA/NESDIS OSPO
NOAA CLASS
INSAT-3A Link Link Link
INSAT-3D   Link Link
Kalpana
Meteosat 0°
Overview (L1/L1.5)
Meteosat IODC HRI
MTSAT
JMA Satellite Imagery
MSC Image Gallery
ftp, http
(past data upon request)

 

LEO Satellite Data Access and Tools

Access to LEO Satellite Data is also enabled through Regional ATOVS Retransmission Services (RARS) and GEONETCast broadcast systems.

Satellite Direct Broadcast Pre-Processing Software Tools Non-RT Data
Aqua/Terra Direct Readout
X-Band (Aqua)

Direct Readout
X-Band (Terra)
IMAPP AIRS, AMSU, HSB
AMSR-E, MODIS Snow and Ice
MODIS Ocean
ASTER, MODIS Land
CERES, MISR
Aquarius/
SAC-D
N/A   Aquarius, MWR (User helpdesk)
CALIPSO N/A   Link
CloudSat N/A   Link
Cryosat-2 N/A   Link
DMSP (encrypted) SSMIS_PP (UKMO, US NRL) NOAA CLASS
NGDC
Envisat N/A   Link
FY-1D CHRPT   MVIRS
FY-3A,B,C AHRPT, MPT

FY3L0PP V1.0,

FY3L1PP V1.0

VIRR, MERSI, IRAS, MWTS
DPT (access upon request to CMA)
GCOM-W   AMSR-2 data use AMSR-2
GOCE N/A   Link
GOSAT N/A    
GRACE N/A   Link
Jason-2 N/A   ftp
Landsat N/A   Link
Megha-Tropiques N/A   Link (Overview)
Link (Archive)
Meteor-M LRPT Details   Link (Planeta), Link (NTSOMZ)
Metop HRPT AAPP Link
Oceansat-2 N/A   Link
PARASOL N/A   Link
POES Link AAPP, ITPP Link
Proba N/A   Link
SMOS N/A   Link
SORCE N/A   Link
Suomi-NPP Direct Readout
X-Band
CSPP Link
TRMM N/A   Link
Windsat N/A   Link

 

Processing and Analysis Software Tools (Open Source)

Name Provider Input Formats Version Update
AWIPS Unidata, University of Wisconsin, USA; Raytheon GRIB, BUFR, HDF, shapefiles, Others To be replaced by AWIPS-II
AWIPS-II Unidata, University of Wisconsin, USA GRIB, HDF, Others Full release in 2014
BILKO UNESCO GIF, PCX, BMP, HDF, netCDF, Envisat-generic, GeoTIFF Version 3.4 (Aug 2013)
DIANA met.no netCDF, OpenDAP, GRIB, BUFR, GeoTIFF, HDF5 Version 3.33.0 (Sep 2013)
McIDAS-V and HYDRA Unidata, University of Wisconsin, USA netCDF, GRIB, BUFR, HRIT/LRIT, shapefiles, many imager formats, GEMPAK Version 1.4 (Sep 2013)
pytroll DMI, SMHI Many imager formats (HRIT/LRIT, AAPP, HDF-EOS, HDF5, EOS 1a/1b)  
ROPP (Radio-Occultation Processing Package) ROM SAF netCDF, BUFR, GRIB, others v7.0 (Jul 2013)
SATAID JMA GMS/MTSAT and GOES formats Aug 2007
SIGMACast INPE GeoTIFF, png, JPEG, gif, shape, CSV, binary image data (.ctl), weather forecast model (.ctl)

 

SPRING INPE GIS formats (ArcView, ArcInfo, MapInfo, DBF), ASCII 5.2.2 (2012)

 

Processing and Analysis Software Tools (COTS)

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Name Provider Input Formats Version Update
2met SCISYS

netCDF, BUFR, GeoTIFF, LRIT/HRIT, HRPT, other

 
ArcGIS ESRI netCDF, shapefiles, others imagery and raster formats 10.2 (2013)
CineSat GEPARD, TransImage,
3D Research
HDF5, GRIB, BUFR, HRIT, LRIT, HRPT, standard graphics formats, other V4.2 (2013)
ENVI Product Family Exelis Shapefiles, standard graphics formats, standard imagery and raster formats, others  
GEOMATICA PCI Geomatics

netCDF, BUFR, GeoTIFF, other

2013
IDL Exelis netCDF, GRI, others  
MAGICS++ ECMWF GRIB, NetCDF, BUFR 2.18 (2012)
MEOS Kongsberg HRPT, other  
NINJO EuMetSys GeoTIFF, PNG, JPG, HDF5, BUFR, GRIB, other 1.6 (2012)
Visual Weather IBL Software BUFR, CLIMAT, TEMP, GRIB, other  

 

 

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