SatFeature Layer

The Network of Satellite Aplication Facilities (NWC SAF) makes a product available, which bears on the automatic interpretation of the satellite image (Automatic Satellite Image Interpretation, ASII). The satellite images are analysed with the aid of conceptual models. They constitute a synthesis of physical processes and the typical outward forms (features) that the processes in satellite images or other synoptic data bring about. The analysed data comes from SERVIRI instruments (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager) on board of the MSG-satellites (Meteosat Second Generation).

The basis of the image interpretation are so-called pattern recognition methods, which are used to investigate the form and position of typical cloud appearances in the satellite image. The following forms of appearance were detected:

  • Frontal zones
  • S-Shaped lines
  • Circular cells
  • Narrow cloud bands
  • Black stripes in water vapour images
  • Spiral-shaped cloud structures

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  1. EMS Technology Award 2018 for NinJo.
  2. NinJo 3.2 has been released in November 2018, three months after release of NinJo 3.1.
  3. In August 2018, the 11th NinJo User Group (NUG) took place. The meeting was held in Offenbach, Germany.
  4. NinJo 2.3 has been released in April 2018
  5. In May 2017, the European Working Group on Operational Workstations (EGOWS) held its meeting in Bratislava. The NinJo contribution had the topic "NinJo Archive Access".