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Methods of atmospheric remote sensing II - NMET079
Title: Metody dálkového průzkumu atmosféry II
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Setvák, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Michal Žák, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Applications of remote sensing in meteorology – advanced methods
Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.05.2020)
Aim of the course - Czech

Získat pokročilejší znalosti o využití družic a radarů v meteorologii a o pokročilých způsobech interpretace jejich dat

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

Znalosti podle sylabu předmětu.

Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (05.03.2019)
Literature - Czech

(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,

(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,

Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (05.03.2019)
Syllabus -

1. Satellite observations and measurements

Advanced image products – their detailed interpretation, with focus on MSG and MTG satellites. Retrieved meteorological products, generated by EUMETSAT and NOAA. Satellite Application Facility (SAF) – overview and products. Nowcasting SAF (NWCSAF) – its products and utilization. COPERNICUS program and services – data products and their applications. Principles of (passive) hyperspectral satellite atmospheric soundings; space-borne active sounders – radars and lidars. Lightning detection from geostationary satellites.

2.Radar measurements

Advanced correction methods of radar precipitation estimates. Methods of very short range forecast (nowcasting) based on remote sensing data. International cooperation in the field of radar meteorology, international exchange of radar data, EUMETNET-OPERA project, European radar data center and generation of European weather radar composites, their utilization in NWP modeling. Polarimetric measurements, new technologies. Doppler velocity, its interpretation, vertical profile of wind measurement.

3. GPS RO profiles, basic principles, satellites systems and data centers, derivation of basic and advanced variables, utilization for analysis of the lower and middle atmosphere.

Last update: Pišoft Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (13.05.2020)
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