Europe: Precipitating cloud
Precipitation Probability Level based on Cloud Physical Properties (PC-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.
PC-Ph is estimated every 15 minutes, using imagery from the geostationary meteorological satellite Meteosat and modeled data from the HERMES (WRF based) forecasting system. PC-Ph is an instant parameter, providing an estimation of the probability that the clouds are precipitating during the time of the satellite image.