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Satellite and Radar Observations of Meteorological Phenomena I - NMET020
Title in English: Distanční pozorování a detekční metody v meteorologii I
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2016 to 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Setvák, CSc.
RNDr. Petr Novák, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Meteorology and Climatology
Annotation -
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Recent remote sensing and detection methods in meteorology - basic principles.
Aim of the course -
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Obtaining basic knowledge on satellite and radar meteorology.

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Jiří Mikšovský, Ph.D. (05.03.2019)

Ústní zkouška v rozsahu témat daných sylabem.

Literature -
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(1) D. Řezáčová a kol.: Fyzika oblaků a srážek. Academia Praha, 2007.

(2) S.Q.Kidder, T.H.Vonder Haar: Satellite Meteorology - an Introduction. Academic Press, Inc., 1995

(3) L.J.Battan: Radar Observations of the Atmosphere. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1973

(4) R.J. Doviak, D. Zrnic: Doppler Radar and Weather Observations (second edition). Academic Press, Inc., 1993

(5) V.N. Bringi, V. Chandrasekar, 2001: Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar, Cambridge University Press, U.K., 636 s.

Teaching methods -
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Lecture / exercise

Requirements to the exam -
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Knowledge of topics defined in the syllabus.

Syllabus -
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1. Satellite observations
Geostationary and polar orbiting satellites. Organizations EUMETSAT and NOAA. NOAA satellites (POES, GOES) and EUMETSAT satellites (Meteosat/MSG, MetOp). Principles of data acquisition, data structure, transmission, reception and processing. Spectral bands, their basic properties, atmospheric windows. Solar reflected and thermal emitted radiances. Reflectivity, transmissivity, emissivity, brightness temperature. AVHRR and SEVIRI bands. Image data processing and visualization of stand-alone bands; their calibration. Spectral properties of clouds, land and water surface. Basic principles and methods of satellite data processing. Satellite RGB composite images and basics of their interpretation. Satellite system of CHMI.

2.Radar measurements
Principles of radar measurements and their use in meteorology, radar equation. Microwave refraction, attenuation, ground clutters. Scanning strategies, user products, radar networks. Z-R relation, vertical profiles of reflectivity, quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE), QPE errors and corrections. Radar characteristics of convective and stratiform clouds, bright-band, life-cycle of convective cells. Doppler velocity, its interpretation, vertical profile of wind measurement. Polarimetric measurements, new technologies.

3. Basic training in satellite and radar data interpretation

Entry requirements -
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