Summer School on Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation
July 15-19, 2013
The summer school introduced the basics and applications of to state-of-the-art remote sensing instruments for clouds and precipitation and concentrate on cloud radars, polarimetric weather radars and satellite-based sensors, which enables us to monitor the entire cloud and precipitation generating process chain. The summer school focussed on deep convective clouds because of their potential for causing extreme weather events.
An information flyer on the summer school can be downloaded here as PDF document.
Lectures were given by scientists of the OASE project as well as by internationally reknown experts. Additionally, exercises gave the participants hands-on experience with remote sensing data. A poster session provided an ideal platform for the young scientists to present and discuss their research interests. An excursion to JOYCE (Jülich ObservatorY for Cloud Evolution), which is becoming one of the leading international observation sites for cloud and precipitation, was part of the summer school. A detailed agenda of the summer school is also available as PDF document.
Lectures on YouTube
Most of the lectures can be found at the following links:
P. Kollias: The Capability of Cloud Radars http://youtu.be/2S8kGrUb0ao
M. Hagen: From Doppler velocities to 3D-wind vectors http://youtu.be/FRBFjnqNOtY
A. Ryzhkov: Polarimetric radar fingerprints of various microphysical processes in clouds and precipitation http://youtu.be/sWQLeVy-FJ8
A. Ryzhkov: Microphysical retrievals using polarimetric radars http://youtu.be/cwquBwVgg1Y
U. Löhnert: The Jülich ObservatorY for Cloud Evolution (JOYCE) http://youtu.be/VTLnp0hC5lc
K. Wapler: Use of remote sensing of clouds and precipitation for improved weather forecasting / warning, Part 1 http://youtu.be/n2tP0KILdWM
S. Trömel: Use of remote sensing of clouds and precipitation for improved weather forecasting / warning, Part 2 http://youtu.be/8VbTUYCj5aA
M. Stengel: Clouds as seen by passive VIS/IR imagers http://youtu.be/qBarsocMCn4
J. Mecikalski: Convective initiation and Cloud development http://youtu.be/AO-CkZhrwRY
J. Mecikalski: Overshooting tops and Mature convection http://youtu.be/s1H6Mjnb26o
H. Deneke: Additional insights into clouds, aerosols and precipitation from space, Part 1 http://youtu.be/5eA_c_a0mec
A. Horvath: Additional insights into clouds, aerosols and precipitation from space, Part 2 http://youtu.be/o8mlgHKeH5o
Prof. Susanne Crewell (University of Cologne, Germany)
Dr. Pierre Fritzsche (German Weather Service, Offenbach, Germany)
Dr. Martin Hagen (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Prof. Pavlos Kollias (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
Prof. John Mecikalski (University of Alabama, USA)
Dr. Alexander Ryzhkov (CIMMS, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA)
Dr. Jörg Seltmann (German Weather Service, Meteorological Observatory Hohenpeissenberg, Germany)
Dr. Martin Stengel (German Weather Service, Offenbach, Germany)
Scientist of the Hans-Ertel-Center for Weather Research (HErZ), Atmospheric Dynamics and Predictability Branch
The summer school was funded by the Volkswagen foundation.
Dr. Silke Trömel (HErZ, Atmospheric Dynamics and Predictability Branch, Meteorological Institute of the University of Bonn),
Dr. Kathrin Wapler (HErZ, Atmospheric Dynamics and Predictability Branch, German Weather Service, Offenbach),
Dr. Hartwig Deneke (Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig)
Prof. Clemens Simmer (Meteorological Institute of the University of Bonn)