Wilfried Jacobs gives a presentation on satellite image interpretation of shallow clouds and related weather phenomena.
Frans Debie talks about the different kinds of convection in various synoptic environments.
Justyna Wodziczko talks about Polar Lows, fairly intense low in maritime regions.
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.
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.