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Precipitation rate at ground by GEO/IR supported by LEO/MW IODC

  • Coverage: Full SEVIRI disk IODC
  • Spatial Resolution: MSG-SEVIRI grid
  • Timeliness: 35 min

threshold target optimal
RR > 1 mm/24h   CC = 0.50 RR > 1 mm/24h   CC = 0.60 RR > 1 mm/24h   CC = 0.65

Format Means Type
Values in grid points of the Meteosat projection (NetCDF) FTP, EUMETCast NRT

Characteristics and Methods

Instantaneous precipitation maps over IODC area generated combining geostationary (GEO) IR images from operational geostationary satellites 'calibrated' by precipitation measurements from MW images on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, processed soon after each acquisition of a new image from GEO. The blending algorithm ('Rapid Update’) generates precipitation estimates combining the equivalent blackbody temperatures (TBB) at 10.8 μm with rain rates from all available Passive MW measurements. A separate treatment is performed for convective precipitation: the morphologic information and the enhancement of precipitation estimate is done by the use of NEFODINA software.

Validation method

Inter-comparison with the equivalent product over 0°FES in the overlap region between the two full disk.

User Documents

Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (ATBD)


Product User Manual (PUM)


Product Validation Report (PVR)


Operational Reports