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WFS-E Toolbox 1.4

The WFS-Ethiopia toolbox XML version 1.4 menu structure has been slightly modified to reflect the changes due to the availability of new data disseminated through EUMETCast-GEONETCast.

Changes

In the XML version 1.4 of the WFS-E toolbox, import routines of a number of products have been modified to reflect the changes in the data as provided on EUMETCast-GEONETCast as well as the provision of relevant new data. The major changes are:

  • Incorporated new routines to import and process the Met-UK Exeter office UDM for various layers. Provision of 3 generic import routines: UDM_gph.bat, UDM_various_2m.bat, UDM_atmosph.bat and use of own created georef (at 0.15 degree). The original coordinate info file is incorrect.
    • 2mDewpoint: Dew point temperature [C], timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • 2mRH: Relative humidity [%], timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • 2mSpecificHumidity: Specific humidity [kg/kg], timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • 2mTemperature: Temperature [C], timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • ConvectiveCloud: Convective cloud cover [%] range 0 - 1 , timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • ConvectiveRainRate: Unit - , timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • DynamicRainRate: Unit - , timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec)
    • GPH: for 850, 750, 500, 250 per timestep o LWRadiation: Net long wave radiation flux (surface) [W/m^2]
    • TotalPrecipAcc: Total precipitation [kg/m^2] / 0[-] SFC (Ground or water surface), timesteps 17, from 0, with 3 hr interval (total 48 hr forecast - 172800 sec) 
  • Removed the btool (bufrtool, from Northern Lighthouse) routine and replaced it with bufrextract (http://www.elnath.org.uk/). This version is only available for 64 bits OS! The following routines are affected: ASCAT_ssm_import.bat, MPEF_eth_toz_import.bat, MPEF_eth_th_ import.bat, MPEF_eth_gii_ import.bat, MPEF_eth_csr_import.bat, MPEF_eth_cla_import.bat, MPEF_eth_amv_import.bat 
  • Added processing routines for the GIACIS project. Separate user manual are provided for these routines, see also: http://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/Projects/G4AW-projects/64/Geodatafor-Innovative-Agricultural-Credit-Insurance-Schemes-GIACIS.html 
  • Added routines to import Proba V:  VPI (unit in percentage) and DMP (unit as kg dry matter per ha / day), Burnt Area (BA) for First date of burn in the dekad (FDOB_DEKAD), Small Water Bodies (WB) (Value 75 and 150), FAPAR and Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) (unit in percentage)

Code Changes: All relevant batch - ILWIS Script routines have been modified and updated.


WFS-E Toolbox version 1.3

The WFS-Ethiopia toolbox XML version 1.3 menu structure has been slightly modified to reflect the changes due to the availability of new data disseminated through EUMETCast-GEONETCast. Please note that this version has new license and readme files.

Changes

In the XML version 1.3 of the WFS-E toolbox import routines of a number of products have been modified to reflect the changes in the data as provided on EUMETCast-GEONETCast as well as the provision of relevant new data.

The major changes incorporated are:

  • New routines to import the MDD-4 ACMAD data for rainfall and 2 mtr temperature and create animated gifs;
  • New routines to import the time series forecast data from MeteoFrance (LFPW). Routines added are: 2 mtr temperature and relative humidity, 10 mtr and mean sea level surface pressure, large scale and convective water precipitation, total cloud cover and convective available potential energy, 10 mtr wind speed and direction;
  • Added routines to import the data from the NCEP GFS Numerical Weather Prediction model;
  • Added routines to import the data from the Nowcasting SAF and the H-SAF soil moisture products;
  • Added routines for automated processing, which retrieves the latest MSG images and performs various image visualizations (both for day and night time conditions), as well as the latest nowcasting products. The data is automatically retrieved and processed and a mapview is created and displayed. In addition, a routine has been added to create an animation of the most recent 2 hours MSG 10.8 micron channel colour enhanced 15 minutes images and to display the latest MeteoFrance Analysis from LFPW-Arpege;
  • Added routine to start the LSA SAF ‘MSG-Toolbox’;
  • Included routines to process the products from PROBA-Vegetation, resampled to the Ethiopia window.

A new release of the toolbox manual and user guide is available.


WFS-E Toolbox 1.2

The WFS-Ethiopia Toolbox XML version 1.2 menu structure has been slightly modified to reflect the changes due to the availability of the Copernicus Soil Water Index, the OceanSat Oscat wind product and the EUMETSAT MPEF Advanced Cloud Analysis product and a time series conversion tool.

Changes

In the XML version 1.2 of the WFS-E Toolbox, import routines of a number of products have been modified to reflect the changes in the data as provided on EUMETCast-GEONETCast, as well as the provision of relevant new data. The major changes are:

  • New routine to import the Soil Water Index, resampled to the Ethiopia window;
  • New routine to process the Advanced Cloud Analysis product, provided through MPEF, resampled to the Ethiopia window;
  • New routine to process the wind derived from the OSCAT instrument;
  • New routines to import the NWP analysis and forecasts from the ECMF (global) and Meteo France (Africa);
  • Adapted routine for MODIS Terra and Aqua fire processing, retrieval of single map (point–raster) showing all fires globally for a specified Julian Day;
  • Adapted routines for the MDD1 and 3 retrieval, downwards compatible (use of MSG2 and MSG3);
  • Help menu, changelog and manual – userguide;
  • Newly developed tool for time series map list renaming and efficient import and export of the time series to other freeware processing tools.

All routines have been checked to ensure proper operation with the GEONETCast-EUMETCast data stream as provided since the release of this toolbox version. The manual/userguide and exercises have been updated.  The manual has also been adapted to reflect new developments and additional exercises demonstrate the use of new routines. Recent data sets have been added to the exercise data directory and mentioned for further practice in the exercise sections of the userguide.


WFS-E Toolbox 1.1

The WFS-Ethiopia Toolbox XML version 1.1 menu structure has been slightly modified to reflect the changes due to the availability of the METOP A and B Surface Soil Moisture product.

Changes

In the XML version 1.1 of the WFS-E Toolbox, import routines of a number of products have been modified to reflect the changes in satellite sensor acquisition configuration, especially of those operated by EUMETSAT due to:

  • change of primary service to MSG10 (MSG3)
  • and combined use of METOP A and B.

The following routines have been updated:

  • MDD1 and MDD3 have been modified; these routines now work with data from MSG3, however they are not downward compatible. If older MDD data needs to be imported, use the previous XML (1.0) version.
  • METOP A and B can both be used to retrieve the Surface Soil Moisture product.
  • MPEF high and low temporal resolution products. Routines have been adapted and can both process older (MSG2) as well as the new MSG3 data. This change is applicable for the following MPEF high temporal resolution routines: AMV, CLA, CLAI, CLM, CSR, CTH, FIRG, FIRC, GII, MPEG, TH, TOZ, and the following MPEF low temporal resolution routines; NDVI and NDVD. Please note that the processing of the GII and the TOZ require a lot of time due to the large number of records retrieved when importing the Bufr files.

The following routine has been replaced:

  • The Data Manager has been upgraded to a new version with new functionality, such as copy and auto start options. The ascii configuration file has also been updated. Additional description is provided on the EO Community pages.
  • A new version of BUFRTool (version 5.4) has been used for testing Bufr import, in particular to import the MPEF-TOZ data. Please note that the use of MSG10 as an instrument for primary service has not affected the MSG Data Retriever for the HRIT data. If the MSG2 satellite is selected, the MSG3 HRIT data can also be retrieved.

Please note that the WFS-Ethiopia Toolbox user manual has not been modified, since this toolbox version contains only minor menu changes. All routines, apart from the MDD, will work with old or new data provided. New MDD sample data for MSG3 MDD messages (MDD1_3_MSG3.zip) is available from ftp://ftp.itc.nl/pub/52n/wfs_exercisedata/. The routines work in a similar manner as described in the User Guide for XML version 1.0.


WFS-E Toolbox 1.0

First release, no log available at this moment.


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