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Satellite Application Facility


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A specialized development and processing centre set up by Eumetsat to exploit data from meteorological satellites, especially the Meteosat Second Generation and MetOp satellites. Each facility (a national meteorological organization) handles one particular aspect (or group of aspects) of data application, such as the development of specific software and data-handling techniques. Example SAFs are those for nowcasting (Spain), ocean and sea ice (France), numerical weather prediction (UK), and climate monitoring (Germany).

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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