MTG FCI - Natural Color Example¶

Satpy includes a reader for the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) FCI Level 1c data. The following Python code snippet shows an example on how to use Satpy to generate a Natural Color RGB composite over the European area.


This example is currently a work in progress. Some of the below code may not work with the currently released version of Satpy. Additional updates to this example will be coming soon.

from satpy.scene import Scene
from satpy import find_files_and_readers

# define path to FCI test data folder
path_to_data = 'your/path/to/FCI/data/folder/'

# find files and assign the FCI reader
files = find_files_and_readers(base_dir=path_to_data, reader='fci_l1c_fdhsi')

# create an FCI scene from the selected files
scn = Scene(filenames=files)

# print available dataset names for this scene (e.g. 'vis_04', 'vis_05','ir_38',...)

# print available composite names for this scene (e.g. 'natural_color', 'airmass', 'convection',...)

# load the datasets/composites of interest

# resample the scene to a specified area (e.g. "eurol1" for Europe in 1km resolution)
scn_resampled = scn.resample("eurol", resampler='nearest', radius_of_influence=5000)

# save the resampled dataset/composite to disk
scn_resampled.save_dataset("natural_color", filename='./fci_natural_color_resampled.png')