The NOAA2EPSL1B set of tools is a collection of programs that can be used to generate and verify simulated EPS ATOVS level 1b products using NOAA K, L and M level 1b products as input.
This is a set of Fortran 90 routines that can be used in other programs to read the contents of various EPS products formatted according to the EPS Native format. These routines will currently read data from the following EPS products: ATOVS L1B (MHS, HIRS, AMSU), AVHRR L1B, GRAS L1B, IASI L1C, ATOVS L2, IASI L2.
Kai is a tool for processing EPS PFS format products. It has several functions: To split a full sized product into non-overlapping 3-minute chunks, simulating the PDUs produced in the EPS Ground Segment; To combine PDUs or other fragments of products together into a large product; To manipulate products at the record level by selectively adding or removing records; To repair certain format errors in existing products; As a basic viewer to display the complete MPHR, SPHR, IPR, GEADR, VEADR and VIADR-L0-OBT2UTC records, and the generic record headers for all other records.
This package processes data from the SSMIS instrument on board the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) series of satellites. The first SSMIS was launched in October 2003. As its main output, SSMIS_PP produces BUFR files of brightness temperature from the SSMIS instrument. These brightness temperatures are corrected for a number of systematic effects in the SSMIS data stream. The primary application foreseen for this data is direct assimilation in NWP assimilation systems.
The pfs2xml tool, written in Visual Basic, has been developed to convert EPS Product Format Specifications (RD1 - RD11) from Microsoft Excel tables into XML (RD12) descriptions. The XML descriptions have the advantage of being highly consistent and can be easily used by tools such as Eugene to read and manipulate EPS products.
IDL, the Interactive Data Language software is ideal for data analysis, visualisation, and cross-platform application development. Many of the built in features of IDL are designed specifically for remote sensing applications. IDL has been selected to read, process, and analyse the EPS products. The EPS Product IDL Readers are able to process multiple versions of the product format, and due to its object-oriented design makes them ideal for application development.
The Metopizer is a collection of tools for manipulating Metop CCSDS, CADU and t-VCDU packets and for generating EPS L0 products. Also included are viewers to display text dumps of all packets, and for extracting images from ATOVS, AVHRR and IASI source packets. The latest version of the Metopizer includes a Python module for reading sensor data from EPS L0 ATOVS and AVHRR products into Python scripts.