Freely available training materials for anyone wishing to understand how to use and interpret satellite data.
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Our Case Studies can be found in our Image Library.
For an introduction on how to interpret Metesat (MSG) imagery see the MSG Interpretation Guide
Volcanic Ash Training Module
16 March 2011
Extreme weather conditions such the presence of volcanic ash can put aircraft navigation into major difficulties. If an aircraft encounters volcanic ash the navigation gets extremely challenging.
Land Surface Analysis Satellite Applications Facility Products
05 February 2011
This presentation provides an overview of the LSA SAF (Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis), one of EUMETSAT's development and processing facilities of satellite information.
Recognition and Impact of Vorticity Maxima and Minima in Satellite Imagery
22 December 2010
Vorticity maxima and minima signatures are common features of the atmosphere.
Dust Detection with MSG-SEVIRI RGB Products
16 November 2010
The first part of the lecture introduces the MSG channels, in particular the IR window channels, and presents how dust can be detected in these channels.
Sand and Dust Concentration Estimations with SEVIRI
15 November 2010
The lecture presents a method for the joint retrieval of the mean daily total column aerosol optical depth and surface BRF from the daily accumulatedMSG SEVIRI observations in the solar channels.
Use of SEVIRI and AVHRR Channels for Remote Fire/Smoke Detection
02 November 2010
The lecture discusses a number of issues surrounding fire and smoke detection on satellite imagery.
Interpretation of Storm Top Features as Observed by Satellites
20 August 2010
The lecture is part of a series of five lectures presented by Prof. Pao Wang in August 2010 in Prague in the framework of a workshop on physics and dynamics of convective storms and their manifestation in satellite imagery.
Pyro-Cbs: Satellite observation of fire-induced thunderstorms
18 August 2010
Pyro-Cumulonimbus (pyro-Cbs) are clouds that feed directly from the heat and smoke of a large fire.
Objective Satellite-based Overshooting Top and Enhanced-V Signature Detection
17 August 2010
Deep convective storms with overshooting tops (OTs) are capable of producing hazardous weather conditions such as aviation turbulence, frequent lightning, heavy rainfall, large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes.
Satellite Observations of Storm Tops (Part 1 & 2)
17 August 2010
Two lectures presented by Martin Setvak in August 2010 in Prague at a workshop on physics and dynamics of convective storms and their manifestation in satellite imagery.
Low-level Humidity seen in MSG Images and Derived Products
12 August 2010
Low-level humidity is one of the key ingredients for convective development. Forecasters usually rely on model humidity fields to identify moist zones and areas of moisture convergence.
RGB Products Explained
22 June 2010
This module provides an overview of meteorological and environmental RGB products, namely, how they are constructed and how to use them.
05 March 2010
ASMET 5 contains three sets of case studies, each focusing on a weather phenomenon of interest for Africa.
The Nowcasting SAF Dust Flag Product
05 March 2010
The Nowcasting SAF (hosted by AEMET, the Spanish Meteorological Service) develops and distributes a software package that allows the processing of MSG/SEVIRI imagery.
The WMO SDS-WAS Programme: Dust Forecasting Models and Verification Methods
04 March 2010
This lecture is a basic introduction to dust modelling and forecasting.
Dust Outbreaks - Synoptic Dust Outbreaks versus Mesoscale Dust Squalls
04 March 2010
In most areas of the world dust storms can be classified by the meteorological conditions that cause them. In this lecture the most common situations will be described, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.