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Operational dissemination of dust forecast in numerical form through EUMETCast

by Enric Terradellas last modified Nov 05, 2018 10:41 AM

Since 8 November 2018 the dust forecast released by the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center will be available through EUMETCast in numerical form. EUMETCast is a dissemination system based on multicast technology. It uses commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites using Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) standards and rBarcelona Dust Forecast Centeresearch networks to multi-cast files (data and products) to a wide user community. EUMETCast is managed by EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, and delivers products generated by the organization itself as well as a range of third-party products.

The daily dust prediction will be delivered in netCDF format. The filename convention is <DATETIME>_3H_SDSWAS_NMMB-BSC-v2_EUMETCAST.nc where <DATETIME> = model run in YYYYMMDDHH UTC. Example: 2018110412_3H_SDSWAS_NMMB-BSC-v2_EUMETCAST.nc

The data will be distributed on EUMETCast as follows:

EUMETCast Europe:

  • Channel: EUMETSAT Data Channel 12
  • Multicast address: 224.223.222.35
  • PID: 301

EUMETCast Africa:

  • Channel: A1C-TPC-6
  • Multicast address: 224.223.225.4
  • PID: 100


Users who are already subscribed to ‘AEMET Products’ via EUMETCast will receive this new product automatically. Other users wishing to receive this product should register via the EUMETSAT Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact EUMETSAT's User Service Helpdesk.

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