1Met Office, Exeter, UK
2EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
Received: 22 Oct 2014 – Discussion started: 06 Jan 2015
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.
Revised: 16 Mar 2015 – Accepted: 18 Mar 2015 – Published: 24 Apr 2015
Culverwell, I. D., Lewis, H. W., Offiler, D., Marquardt, C., and Burrows, C. P.: The Radio Occultation Processing Package, ROPP, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1887-1899, doi:10.5194/amt-8-1887-2015, 2015.