NOAA-NASA Satellite Meteorology Summer School

Colorado State University

The NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and the NASA Earth Sciences Division are pleased to announce a Satellite Meteorology Summer School on the theory and use of Satellite Data to engage graduate students and individuals with early postdoctoral appointments in the science of developing and using satellite data for the atmosphere, land, oceans, and cryosphere. The program will include internationally recognized experts in radiative transfer theory, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction at both the global scale and mesoscale, along with opportunities for students to interact with the lecturers in an informal setting. The objective of the program is to foster the education of the next generation of satellite meteorologists and promote the use of observations from the latest operational and research satellite missions.

The following topics will be covered during the Summer School:

  • Radiative Transfer Theory
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • GOES-R, JPSS, NASA, and EUMETSAT satellite missions and instruments
  • Satellite Products
  • Hands-on Scenarios — use of satellite data and information in forecasts/warnings/alerts for severe convection, hurricanes, fire weather, aviation weather, flood mapping
  • Data Assimilation — fundamentals including variational and ensemble techniques
  • Applications of satellite data in numerical weather prediction

Graduate students who expect to receive or are currently working toward their Ph.D. in the physical, environmental, atmospheric or related science are invited to apply, as well as individuals with no more than two years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the Summer School being held July 8-19, 2019 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Applications will also be accepted from exceptional students working toward their M.S. in the same fields as above. Travel support is anticipated for up to 15 participants, along with up to 10 more places for students who have funding support from their own or other institution.

Visit Announcement - Satellite Meteorology Summer School for additional details and instructions for applicants. Application materials must be received no later than March 31, 2019.

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