Natasa Strelec-Mahovic reports on the precipitation event in spring 2014 which lead to inundations in SE Europe.
Gregory Carbin gives a presentation on the weather extremes of the winter 2014 in the US.
Hamidou Hama highlights the major socio-economic and environmental impacts of dust, focuses on the meteorological processes at various scales that are responsible for raising dust/sand storms in the arid Sahara Desert and the semi arid Sahel at its fringes.
From 1 - 5 December 2014, EUMeTrain organizes an event week on droughts, floods and land slides, during which an overview on large scale weather regimes causing these natural hazards will be provided. Moreover the online presentations will focus on the monitoring, prediction and early warnings of these notable extremes, with emphasis on the use of remote sensing data.
After the first course on satellite meteorology in 2014 dedicated to the basics of satellite meteorology and satellite interpretation EUMeTrain-EUMETCAL offers a second course that will run October/November 2014.
This 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.
A course fee of 500 Euro will be demanded for participants attending the classroom session. Nevertheless, there will be a limitation in the number of course participants to 20.