Europe: Convective Rainfall Rate Level based on Cloud Physical Properties
Convective Rainfall Rate based on Cloud Physical properties (CRR-Ph) is one of the EUMEΤSAT ‘s (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) NWC SAF (Satellite Application Facility on support to Nowcasting) products. The National Observatory of Athens has installed and operates the 2018 version.
CRR-Ph is estimated every 15 minutes, using imagery from the geostationary meteorological satellite Meteosat and modeled data from the HERMES (WRF based) forecasting system. CRR-Ph is an instantaneous parameter, providing an estimation of the convective rainfall rate at the time of the satellite image.