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MSG/SEVIRI -- Data Archived in HDF format

MSG/SEVIRI data were downloaded from McIDAS server at Wisconsin SSEC and saved in HDF file with compression. Please see the "Readme" file for detail.
1. MSG/SEVIRI data in HDF format is available from 01/01/2005 to 09/30/2008. These data came from two MSG satellites:
MSG1 (Meteosate 8) :
-- from 01/01/2005 to 04/10/2007;
-- from 12/03/2007 to 12/11/2007;
-- from 05/14/2008 to 05/19/2008;
MSG2 (Meteosate 9) :
-- from 04/11/2007 to 12/02/2007;
-- from 12/11/2007 to 05/13/2008;
-- from 05/20/2008 to precent;

     Related information:
-- Data location:
-- The total number of files on each calenadar day;
-- Example of daily image loop;
-- Example snapshot images loop;
-- Detail status of MSG/SEVIRI HDF files:
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
-- Example IDL code to read SEVIRI-HDF file:

2. File name convention of MSG/SEVIRI HDF files
          Filename: XXXX.FD_v2.yyyydddhhmm.hdf
          XXXX: satellite id, "meteosat8" or "meteosat9"

3. Calibration Parameters in MSG/SEVIRI HDF files
     The calibration parameters saved in HDF file was copied from the McIDAS database.
     For some unknown reasons, calibration parameters of some observations are in question.
     Please see the "Memo for MSG calibration" for detail.

4. Corresponding static file is also availbale
It contains the following information for each pixel in MSG full disk:
  latitude, longitude, height, IGBP land Type, sensor zenith and sensor azimuth angles.
(The version number "v3" is for static file itself only. It should work with SEVIRI images stored in directoty "SEVIRI_HDF_v2".)