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Satellite and Radar Observations of Meteorological Phenomena II - NMET073
Title in English: Distanční pozorování a detekční metody v meteorologii II
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2008
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 5
Hours per week, examination: winter 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.
Annotation -
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Applications of remote sensing methods in meteorology - advanced techniques. Severe convective storms and their accompanying weather phenomena.
Aim of the course -
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Obtaining advanced knowledge on satellite and radar meteorology, and knowledge on meteorology of deep convective storms.

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Jiří Mikšovský, Ph.D. (19.10.2017)

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

(3) Rakov,V.A., Uman,M.A. 2003: Lightning. Physics and effects. Cambridge University Press, 687 s.

(4) Collier Ch.G., 1996: Applications of weather radar systems. A guide to uses of radar data in meteorology and hydrology. 2nd edition, John Wiley&Sohns, 390 s.

(5) Doswell Ch. A. III ed., 2001: Severe convective storms. Meteorol. Monogr., 28, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 561 s.

(6) MSG Interpretation Guide. EUMETSAT,

(7) MetEd: Convective Meteorology,

(8) MetEd: Satellite Meteorology,

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
Advanced processing methods of satellite imagery. Principles, methods and interpretation of RGB composite images. Derived meteorological products. Archives of NOAA and EUMETSAT satellite image data; data formats and levels, basic software and tools for their visualization and elementary processing. EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities (SAF) overview and products. NWCSAF (SAF in support to Nowcasting), its products and applications. Basics of satellite-based atmospheric soundings.

2. Radar measurements
Advanced methods of corrections of quantitative precipitation estimates. Precipitation and severe storm nowcasting based on remote sensing data. Use of weather radar data in NWP modeling.

3. Lightning detection and localization systems
Principles of Lightning detection and localization systems. Lightning detection networks. Measured quantities, products, methods of vizualization. Combining with other remote sensing data. Utilization of lightning data in meteorological applications (nowcasting)

4. Severe convective storms
Convective storms - their life cycles, structure, basic types (mutlicellular storms, supercells), mesoscale convective systems (squall-lines, MCC). Accompanying severe weather phenomena - downbursts, microbursts, tornadoes, gust fronts. Severe convective storms and tornadoes in the area of central Europe. ESWD (European Severe Weather Database). Satellite observations of severe convective storms.

Entry requirements -
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NMET020, NMET003

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