Europe: Cloud top height

Cloud Top Height (CTH) is part of the Cloud Products (CTTH) which is one of the EUMESAT ‘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 2016 version. CTH is estimated every 15 minutes, using imagery from the geostationary meteorological satellite Meteosat and auxiliary data from the non-hydrostatic numerical model WRF v3.6.1 (Weather Research and Forecasting Model). CTH is an instant parameter, providing an estimation of the height of the cloud top at the time of the satellite image.