From 20 August to 2 September 2013 the Caramulo Mountains in central Portugal experienced a series of three large and devastating forest fire events.
Liliane Hofer presents alpine pumping as a major mechanism for convection related to orography.
Georg Pistotnik talks about the role of vertical wind shear in storm organization.
The satellite image visualiation tool ePort has been transformed into a web map service. A new layout and a modified handling distinguish it from the previous version. Satellite images have now full resolution. The renewal has become necessary to keep pace with new technologies and to allow further improvements and extensions.
From 23 to 27 November, EUMeTrain organizes an event week on satellite derived precipitation. During this week the principles of precipitation measurements from space will be presented together with available products and their possible applications from both geostationary and polar satellites. The recent Global Precipitation Measurement program will be also introduced. Altogether this event week will give you a good overview of satellite derived precipitation.