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Advanced Training Course – Earth Observations for Weather and Climate Studies

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NERC organises a course at the University of Reading
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Sep 05, 2016 09:00 AM to Sep 09, 2016 05:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Reading (United Kingdom)
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Course Objectives:

Earth observation (EO) plays a crucial role in providing weather/climate records, advancing our understanding of the weather and climate systems, and improving model representations.  In addition to their unique role in weather/climate science and services, EO data are also a rapidly growing economic area.

The objectives of the training course are 1) to review fundamentals of weather, climate and radiative transfer models applied to remote sensing; and 2) to develop knowledge and practical skills for synthesising EO data for emerging weather and climate issues.  At the end of the training course, the students will be able to:

• Develop and evaluate retrieval methods for sensing lands/oceans, aerosols, clouds, precipitation, temperature and humidity;

• Evaluate weather/climate model output using radiative transfer models and satellite simulators; and

• Synthesise large EO data sets by using and modifying visualisation tools.

This course focuses on quantitative aspects of extracting information from EO data, and the underpinning physics of this, rather than image interpretation.

The course is aimed at PhD students or early career researchers who are working in weather/climate science, and wish to use EO data for understanding atmospheric processes and improving model simulations in a quantitative manner.  Up to 20 students will be selected by the Coordinators to participate in the course.


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