We receive EUMETCAST data with different formats in our local station, I am having the most difficulty when trying to read or sometimes even know the format of a specific data product, in this case, we are getting data from a product called GOME-2 GDS Level 1B - Metop in a format called PFS, I don't even know what this format is and how to read it or transform it into a more suitable format for data analysis tasks (like CSV):
I tried to look for tools to read this type files and EUMETSAT file in general with no results, I've already read IASI related files in another format (BUFR) but every new format is a new challenge. in the case of this type of files, I installed CODA with no success since it reads only EPS EUMETSAT data and not EUMETCAST formats, I tried using one of EUMETSAT own internal tools called kai with no success (it requires another lib which is no longer supported by EUMETSAT). When I simply open the file I am getting a series of special characters after the header, like in the following image :
Any hint or suggestion on how to read the data or EUMETCAST data in general?