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The combined use of NWP and satellite information in weather forecasting
Convener: V. Nietosvaara 

The combined use of NWP and Satellite information in weather forecasting
- the ideal cocktail for your weather forecast!

Date & location: Sunday, 8 September 2013, Reading University, Palmer Building

EMS in collaboration with ECMWF, EUMETSAT and Eumetcal is organising a workshop on "The Combined Use of NWP and Satellite Information in Your Weather Forecast". The workshop is aimed particularly at forecasters.

During this workshop participants will experience how combined use of satellite and NWP products can improve their weather forecast.

The day will start at 9.00 and will be finished at around 17.00. Before the start of this course you will have to do a little homework to make an easy start.

During the workshop we will look at today’s weather, hear what new features are coming up at ECMWF and EUMETSAT, know more on how satellite information improves the models and experience how NWP and satellite information can be used effectively in weather analysis.
The day will consist of various lectures and practical work. For the practical work we ask you to bring your own laptop.

The program:
9.00 Welcome (Heleen ter Pelkwijk)
09.00 – 09.30 Weather briefing (Vesa Nietosvaara)
09.30 – 10.15 Introduction of the Centres ECMWF and EUMETSAT (Vesa Nietosvaara and Anna Ghelli)
10.15 – 10.30 Tea/coffee break
10.30 – 11.15 How is satellite data used in NWP (Anna Ghelli)
11.15 – 12.00 Dynamic analyses using NWP and satellite information (Frans Debie)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 14.45 Practical on medium range forecasts (Fernando Prates, Ivan Tsoneyvsky and Anna Ghelli)
14.45 – 15.00 Tea/coffee break
15.00 – 16.45 simulator exercise nowcasting (Vesa Nietosvaara, Heleen ter Pelkwijk and Frans Debie)
16.45 – 17.00 Final discussion (joint action)
17.00 Closing and evaluation (Heleen ter Pelkwijk)

Registration for the workshop is now open. Please see "Registration" or go directly to

Deadline for registration: 10 July 2013.
Maximum participant number: 25
Minimum participant number: 10
Be aware that the workshop may be cancelled due to too small number of registrations.