Building scientific relationships.
EUMETSAT is working closely with researchers and scientists globally, to advance the quality of the EUMETSAT products suite. Through our Visiting Scientist Programme, EUMETSAT hosts researchers and scientists for extended visits in Darmstadt, to facilitate cooperation on a broad range of topics, ranging from instrument calibration to algorithm development and product validation.
Lastest Visiting Scientist
CAL/VAL landmark method for the geolocation validation of EPS-SG ICI
Presentation by Mario Papa, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Sapienza University of Rome.
The Ice Cloud Imager (ICI) is the sub-millimetre-wave conically scanning radiometric imager that will be on board the new EPS-SG satellite series. It has channels from 183 up to 664 GHz.
The ICI channels do not see the surface with high contrast because of the high absorption of the atmosphere. As such, for the geolocation validation of the ICI instrument, it is necessary to develop new methodologies and identify proper targets. The goal of the visiting scientist activity is to perform an initial assessment of the landmark method in support of ICI Cal/Val geolocation validation.
Download a pdf version of CAL/VAL landmark method for the geolocation validation of EPS-SG ICI (PDF, 671 KB).
Mario Papa is a PhD student in Radar and Remote Sensing at the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications at “Sapienza” University or Rome. He completed MSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome in 2015.
His research interests include numerical weather prediction model development and Earth Observation using microwave instruments. He is an expert on writing and testing new software and he is very familiar with LINUX environment and supercomputers. He was involved in several projects with Italian Aerospace Reasearch Center (CIRA) and Operative Center for Meteorology of Italian Air Force (COMET).
Previous Visiting Scientists
Lightning Detection and Meteorological Applications from Ground and Space
Study by Dr Eric Bruning, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University.
GOES-16 ABI On-Orbit Performance
Study by Dr Bob Iacovazzi, Jr, from NOAA/NESDIS.
Cal/Val of altimeter products from Sentinel-3A
Study by Dr Walter H F Smith of NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry.
Sentinel-3A cal/val Environment and Applications
Study by Jean-François Piolle, from Ifremer.