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WMO-EUMETSAT Workshop on RGB Satellite Products: Standards, Applications and Opportunities

Date: 17-19 September 2012
Venue: Lufthansa Training and Conference Centre in Seeheim, Germany (http://www.lh-seeheim.de/en/),
15 km from Darmstadt, 40 km from Frankfurt Airport
  PLEASE NOTE: The organizers have made a block-booking for participants' accommodation. Do not make your own bookings with the Conference Centre!
Abstract: The international workshop on “RGB Satellite Products: Standards, Applications and Opportunities", co-sponsored by WMO and EUMETSAT, and hosted by EUMETSAT, will be held in Seeheim, Germany from 17 to 19 September 2012. The workshop theme will be covered by lectures, discussions and practical exercises involving experts and practitioners in the use of RGB satellite products for nowcasting and short-range forecasting. It is organized in liaison with, and support to, the WMO-CGMS Virtual Laboratory for Education and Training in Satellite Meteorology (VLab) and the WMO Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP). In addition to looking at applications and training methods, the meeting will offer an opportunity to update recommendations on global standards for RGB composite satellite imagery from 2007.
Fee: No registration fee is applicable. The workshop is by invitation only.
Final Report: (as soon as available)

Session Related Working Documents and Information
  Draft Agenda (v3, 31 Aug 2012)
1 Overview RGB Satellite Products
2 RGB Products versus Derived Quantitative Products
3 Operational Applications of RGB Products
4 Scientific Applications of RGB Products
5 RGB from Different Imagers and Sounders (VIIRS, MODIS, AVHRR, SEVIRI, MTSAT, FY-3, ...)
6 Practical Session: RGBs with McIDAS-V
  Actions and Recommendations
  Material for Sessions
  ftp://ftp.eumetsat.int/pub/EUM/out/USD/Seeheim/
  Background Documents
  RGB Composite Satellite Imagery: Recommendations for global standards (Report of 2007 Workshop)
  Roesli et al. (2006): Harmonising SEVIRI RGB Composites for Operational Forecasting.
  Lensky & Rosenfeld (2008): Clouds-Aerosols-Precipitation Satellite Analysis Tool (CAPSAT). Atmos.Chem.Phys., 8, 6739–6753.
  Millington et al. (2012): Simulated volcanic ash imagery: A method to compare NAME ash concentration forecasts with SEVIRI imagery for the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D00U17, doi:10.1029/2011JD016770
  Online Resources
  MSG Interpretation Guide
  RGB Real Time Images (from MSG)
  SEVIRI RGB image loops (for volcanic ash detection, NILU)
  RGB Products Explained (COMET)
  EUMeTrain training resources on RGB and other products
  Operational Use of RGB Products (EUMeTrain)
  EUMeTrain Platform for Online Research and Training (ePort) with 6-hourly RGB products
  NexSat web page (US Navy, NRL)
  McIDAS-V web page (SSEC, University of Wisconsin)
  RAMSDIS imagery products of GOES-E/W and Tropical (CIRA)

 

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