Surface Radiation Retrieval - Rebekka Posselt and Aku Riihelä, Meteo Swiss and FMI
In this first part of the presentation on short wave solar radiation fluxes, Rebekka Posselt explains the algorithms used for calculation of the products from MeteoSat first generation satellite data. Two algorithms are presented; MagicSol for the retrieval of historical radiation data and a lookup table method for the operational radiation products. In the second part of the presentation, Aku Riihelä explains the (Surface ALbedo) SAL retrieval algorithm. He also gives an introduction on the various corrections applied to the data to take into account for topography, surface characteristics and sun elevation.
Recording Rebekka Posselt and Aku Riihelä
Surface Radiation Climate Dataset from Meteosat - Rebekka Posselt, Meteo Swiss
CM SAF provides a surface radiation climate dataset derived from Meteosat satellites covering the period 1983 – 2005 and the area seen by the Meteosat satellite located at 0° longitude and 0° latitude. This presentation gives an overview on the dataset ranging from technical information, such as spatial resolution, time resolution, radiation variables covered by the dataset, accuracy of the data to some real world application examples.
Recording Rebekka Posselt
Operational Products on Clouds and Radiation - Anke Kniffka, DWD
In addition to the climate datasets covering time periods of 2 decades or more, CM SAF also provides operational products. While the climate datasets need several years to be available, the operational products are available within 8 weeks. The operational products available at CM SAF are introduced together with the most important technical details and some application examples. Time to work through the provided exercises and / or to work on your own project using CM SAF data. Support will be provided via online discussion fora.
Recording Anke Kniffka