This online facilitated course teaches forecasters how to identify various synoptic-scale and mesoscale systems and features and their characteristics in satellite imagery. The systems and features include: anticyclones, ITCZ, tropical lows, convective systems, dust storms, fog and low clouds. Note that the course only addresses system/feature identification in satellite imagery; it does not cover forecasting.  

8 May - 16 June 2017

This is the course area for Satellite Applications Course 2016 online and classroom phases.

Welcome to IMTR-EUMETSAT Satellite Applications course for operational forecasters, 2015.

May 2013

Information from satellites gives forecasters and researchers information about the atmosphere that is now essential for your work. This course covers the fundamental remote sensing principles that will help you to understand what information is available in satellite imagery. We cover 2 main areas: the principles of remote sensing for satellite meteorology, the idea behind the creation and use of RBG images for weather forecasting.

This course is for forecasters from WMO RA1, the focus is severe weather and the application of satellite products. (in particular from MSG).

This course will be in English

The objective of the ESAC-VIII-E course, 10-21 Aug, is to provide the English speaking African community information on the status and new developments on satellite meteorology and related disciplines.
ESAC-VII-E course, 4-15 Aug at the IMTR

This course is for operational weather forecasters in Africa using satellite data in their monitoring and analysis of the atmosphere. Completion of the online fundamentals course is required.