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SSMIS tools

Language/Format: Numpy, Python
Application type(s): Data Conversion, Data Read/Write
Related project(s):


This tool is a reading Python software for SSMIS binary files consisting in some headers followed by records with the same pattern (Headers and record patterns are described in text files: ./conf/). Datasets are returned as Numpy arrays and write in HDF4 file.


python configuration_file.cfg
where in the configuration_file.cfg:
 FW_dir : Framework directory
 output_dir : Output directory
 input_file : Native SSMIS file


Sources can be downloaded here :


List prerequisites :
  • Python (2.5 ot higher)
  • Numpy (1.4 ot higher)


Copyright (C) 2014 Icare -
Nicolas HENRIOT, This program is a free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the CeCILL Public License as published by (License version 2 or later). This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the CeCILL Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the CeCILL Public License along with this program; if not, please contact For any questions or concerns regarding this program, or general information about the ICARE Project, please email to

Author(s): Nicolas Henriot. Bruno Six (ICARE)