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Sunday August 28th - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Registration closed

ERAD2022 follows the tradition of hosting thematic

short courses on the Sunday before the conference.

This year three courses are available, see below for all the details.

1. POLARIMETRIC MICROPHYSICAL

FINGERPRINTS IN OBSERVATIONS AND NWP

(onsite & online)

 

Description:

This short course is targeted towards observational and theoretical cloud microphysics researchers. It covers 1) aspects of polarimetric radar observations and 2) aspects of cloud microphysics parameterizations in NWP models and associated forward operators for synthetic observations. The two parts of the course are technically independent, but participants are welcome to take part in both. Cloud and precipitation processes are still a main source for uncertainties in weather prediction and climate change projections, and radar observations available at different frequencies including Doppler and polarimetric capabilities are a primary resource to improve our understanding of precipitation generating processes and for optimizing NWP models on a national scale. The course gives insights in microphysical process fingerprints inherent in volumetric polarimetric weather radar measurements as well as vertically-pointing cloud radar observations and provides hands-on experience with an efficient polarimetric forward operator.

Teachers:

Silke Trömel (chair) - Ulrich Blahak - Heike Kalesse-Los - Jana Mendrok - Martin Radenz - Patric Seifert - Teresa Vogl

2. PRECIPITATION NOWCASTING IN THE WILD

(onsite & online)

Description:

The main goal of this course is to focus on practical aspects of nowcasting, for both users (how to make better nowcasts) and developers (how to contribute to an open-source project). Hence, the course will combine theory with hands-on sessions based on the open-source library pysteps. This course also offers an opportunity to gather the nowcasting community around pysteps to discuss challenges and future developments.

Teachers:

Daniele Nerini (chair) - Loris Foresti - Seppo Pulkkinen - Andres Perez Hortal - Ruben Imhoff - Aitor Atencia - Lesley De Cruz - Alan Seed

3. OPEN RADAR - OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR RADAR DATA PROCESSING

(online & onsite)

Description:

The course will discuss the principles of open science and provide an overview of the most mature and exciting open-source software packages available for radar data processing. Additionally it will provide guidelines to collaborate in or start a new open project. It will have a hands-on approach and the students will be able to use the software packages themselves. Anyone with interest in using or developing open source software tools is welcomed.

Teachers:

Daniel Wolfensberger - Jordi Figueras I Ventura - Scott Collis - Mike Dixon - Maxwell Grover - Robert Jackson - Kai Mühlbauer - Joseph O’Brien - Velibor Pejčić

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

TIME

CONTENT

08:30 - 09:00

COURSE REGISTRATION

10:00 - 10:30

COFFEE BREAK

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH

15:30 - 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:30

CLOSING TIME

REGISTRATION ONLINE/ONSITE FEE: 50 CHF

Onsite registration includes: 
Full short course attendance - Coffee breaks - Lunches - Certificate of attendance.

Online registration includes:

Full short  course attendance online - Certificate of attendance

Rates are in Swiss Francs (CHF) 
Exchange rate: 1CHF = 0.96EURO (May 2022)