Freely available training materials for anyone wishing to understand how to use and interpret satellite data.
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For an introduction on how to interpret Metesat (MSG) imagery see the MSG Interpretation Guide
Fire and Smoke Detection in the Mediterranean Region
23 January 2009
The main objective of this lecture is to present an overview of Earth Observation (EO) techniques for fire detection.
Dust Outbreaks over the Mediterranean
19 January 2009
The main objective of the presentation is to show the classical weather system transporting dust towards Europe.
Local Winds in the Mediterranean seen in satellite images
13 January 2009
The main objective of the presentation is to give an overview of regional winds in the Mediterranean.
NWP model monitoring with the help of satellite images
01 January 2009
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is a fundamental part of modern weather forecasting.
Satellite Data in Climate Monitoring
01 January 2009
This training module was developed by the Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring (CM-SAF) on the use of satellite data for climate monitoring.
Forest Fires CAL
19 December 2008
This module is mainly for forecasters that deal in any way with forest fires. It may also be used by other experts, such as civil protection agents, firemen or foresters, dealing with forest fires.
Meteosat and Metop Products for the Americas
20 September 2008
The theme of this presentation is the familiarisation with the features of images from Meteosat and instruments on board Metop, as well as the work in the SAFs.
Satellite-based Convection Nowcasting and Aviation Turbulence Application
05 June 2008
The objective of this presentation is to learn how to identify new convective storm initiation nowcasting methods and diagnosing regions where hazardous thunderstorm-induced turbulence may occur.
The Meteosat Global Instability Indices Products (GII)
04 June 2008
This presentation by Marianne Koenig (EUMETSAT) gave an introduction to the Metesoat Second Generation (MSG) GII product.
Determination of Cloud Properties from Satellite Imaging
03 June 2008
Guy Kelman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) showed some examples of nowcasting convection over the United States.
Cold ring-shaped Storms
02 June 2008
This presentation from Martin Setvak deals with the MSG observations of cold ring-shaped storms and their comparison with CAPPI radar data.
The Water Vapour Channels of SEVIRI
20 March 2008
The theme of this presentation is the basic interpretation of the water vapour (WV) information from SEVIRI, the radiometer onboard Meteosat Second Generation (MSG).
Satellite Meteorology... an Art and a Science
15 February 2008
The theme of this presentation is that satellite meteorology is an art (the satellite palette) as well as a science.
Water Vapour Channels
01 January 2008
Water vapour images have traditionally been used as additional information which tells about the air streams and water vapour content in the upper and middle levels of the troposphere.
MSG RGB Products and Channel Differences and their Use in Forecasting
07 February 2007
The main objective of this lecture is to learn about the basics of RGB image processing (difference images, temperature range).
From Images to Products
09 January 2007
This module presents an overview of how satellite data are turned into the satellite products used by operational forecasters and the research and educational communities, etc.