This CAL module deals with applications of MSG water vapour images in operational forecast departments. It focusses on the analysis of WV imagery in view of turbulence, cyclogenesis, convection and deformation zones.
Sergio Muacho and Angela Lourenco (IPMA) present a case study of a North Atlantic storm where different data sources of wave height were compared with Jason-2 altimetry data.
Peter Schmitt (DWD) presents a CAL module on Clear Air Turbulence (CAT). Learn more about it!
Since 8 January, pseudo WV and IR images generated from the ECMWF model are available on the South Africa domain of ePort.
EUMeTrain will organise two courses on satellite meteorology in 2014, a first course dedicated to the basics of satellite meteorology and image interpretation in May/June and a second course, including a classroom phase in Langen (Germany), dedicated to the synoptic interpretation of satellite images in October 2014.
The first course will be held in May/June 2014 and will constist of online lectures only. In this course, an introduction to the current topics of satellite meteorology will be given. Participants will learn about satellite orbits, data retrieval and the most common satellite types. Instruments and radiation principles will be explained as well as image enhancements and combinations.
The second course (October/November 2014) will combine online lectures with a one week classroom phase in Langen (Germany). It will concentrate on synoptic image analysis. Participants will learn how to classify cloud systems and images features seen in satellite images into conceptual models. Practical work under the guidance of experienced forecasters will be the goal of the classroom phase in the second half of the year.
Both courses can be attended independently. While the online course in May/June is free, a course fee of 500 Euro will be demanded for the second course on October for participants attending the classroom session. Nevertheless there will be a limitation in the number of course participants for the second part to approximately 20 due to number of available workstations in the classroom.