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 2nd Marine Forecasting Course organized by EUMeTrain and supported by EUMETCAL, will be held this Autumn, exclusively designed for operational marine weather forecasters. The aim is to improve the quality of marine safety warnings and nowcasting in Europe through better use of satellite and model data, in line with WMO Marine Weather Forecaster Competence Standards Framework . At this second edition of the Marine Forecasting Course, to be conducted online and in asynchronous mode, four main topics will be addressed:
1. Fog in the Marine environment;
3.Winds in the Marine environment;
Participation to the course will be free. Information on registration will soon be available.
On 16 September at 13UTC, EUMETSAT OSI SAF, in collaboration with guest speakers from NOAA, will offer one-day online real-time event about the RapidScat data.
RapidScat is a space-based scatterometer that measures wind speed and direction over the ocean, and is useful for weather forecasting, hurricane monitoring, and observations of large-scale climate phenomena. RapidScat is attached to the international space station and will run for a short time only. The ISS orbit also means that RapidScat instrument allows for inter calibration between scatterometers.
The webinar will present ways users can obtain the RapidSact data, cases of use, and also will touch upon key issues of data quality and things to watch out for.
Further details and the registration with this link.