Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1887–1899, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1887-2015

Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1887–1899, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1887-2015

Research article 24 Apr 2015

Research article | 24 Apr 2015

The Radio Occultation Processing Package, ROPP

I. D. Culverwell1, H. W. Lewis1, D. Offiler1, C. Marquardt2, and C. P. Burrows1 I. D. Culverwell et al.
  • 1Met Office, Exeter, UK
  • 2EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

Abstract. This paper describes the Radio Occultation Processing Package, ROPP, a product of the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility (ROM SAF) developed by a large number of scientists over many years. A brief review of the concepts, functionality and structure of ROPP is followed by more detailed descriptions of its key capabilities. Example results from a full chain of processing using some of the ROPP tools are presented. Some current and prospective uses of ROPP are given. Instructions on how to access the code and its supporting documentation are provided.

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This paper describes the Radio Occultation Processing Package, ROPP, which is a suite of freely available programs provided by EUMETSAT for the processing of radio occultation data. Its capabilities are briefly reviewed, and examples of its use are given. Some current and prospective uses of ROPP are listed.