In this module you will learn how snow cover and snow water equivalent are determined by satellite instruments and how this data can be applied for regional climate studies.
The purpose of this tutorial is to help the reader understand and use the SEVIRI Physical Retrieval (SPhR) product. SPhR's purpose is to provide information on convective environmental parameters, particularly on moisture content and atmospheric instability.
Wilfried Jacobs gives a presentation on satellite image interpretation of shallow clouds and related weather phenomena.
From 8 to 12 June 2015, EUMeTrain organizes an event week on convection. During this week new remote sensing developements in the area of forecasting and/or analysing convective weather situations will be presented. Furthermore actual and/or past convective events will be analysed and discussed. Altogether this event week will give you an interesting insight into the world of convection – from the scientific and application-oriented point of view.
The EUMETSAT SAF to support Nowcasting (NWCSAF) develops two software packages, one for Geostationary imagery and one for polar satellite imagery. Both packages retrieve Cloud and other parameters relevant for Nowcasting and other applications relying on cloud detection. For more information see www.nwcsaf.org
The Polar Platform System (PPS) software package retrieves information on clouds and precipitation from NOAA satellites, MetOp and S-NPP. The recent release of PPS v2014 features also a number of technical updates affecting installation of PPS and interfacing to your environment and applications.
The workshop is addressed to users of PPS wanting to update their application, but also to prospective new users.
The NWCSAF kindly invites you to participate to a two hour online training workshop on the installation, use and operation of the new PPS v2014 software. We plan to have appoximately four half-hour slots around the following subjects:
* New output format
* Operating PPS via the main script "RunAllParallel.py"
* Setup PPS in a real-time environment (no Task Manager in v2014)
There will be two sessions:
* 5th February 2014, 10-12 CET - REGISTER
* 9th February 2014, 10-12 CET - REGISTER
in order to allow everyone to attend.