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    Workshop on the Use of Gridded Satellite Data for Climate Services

    Online Phase: 16 April - 27 April 2018

           Classroom Phase: 14 - 18 May 2018, Riga, Latvia                            

                                   
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    Satellite-based Climate Data

    This Workshop is about the use of satellite-based climate data for climate Monitoring and other applications.

    Here we are providing background Information on climate data and, more specifically, on those climate data that can be derived from satellite observations. In the context of climate monitoring, climate data are collected

    • to document the status of the climate system and
    • to classify the current state of the climate system in the long term climatology

    The climate observations are coordinated by WMO in the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), which defines the necessary parameters (the so-called essential climate variables (ECVs) and their requirememts to monitor the climate. Many ECVs, as well as many other parameters that have not been defined as ECVs, can be derived from satellite observations. These include cloud coverage, surface radiation, integrated water vapor, selected greenhouse gases (e.g., CO2), surface albedo, soil moisture, sea surface temperature. While for some parameters long-term climate data records are already available (e.g, cloud coverage, radiation) for other paramters the satellite-based time series might still be too short to be considered a climate data record (e.g., for greenhouse gases).

    Several sources of satellite-based climate data are available:

    These data are made available at no charge.

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    CM SAF provides (long term) climate data sets and operational (near real time) climate products. For more information please refer to the CM SAF web user interface (http://wui.cmsaf.eu) and to the table below.

    • Please think about which data you would like to work with during the workshop and indicate here! Questionnaire
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    To assess what you have learned so far, we will provide you with a quiz later this week.

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    You can help to reserve as much time for practical sessions in the classroom as possible, by getting an overview on the software tools we will work with in the classroom and by preparing you laptop following the instructions provided in this section!

    If you join the classroom phase, please answer the three questions below:

    • Will you bring your laptop to Riga? Choice
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    • Which operating system will be installed on the laptop you bring? Choice
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    • Which statistical software, if any, have you used? Choice
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    Most of the time during the classroom will be reserved for working on your own mini project.

    Now that you have learned about the data and software tools, please think about a small project that you would like to work on during the classroom. If you would like to combine gridded satellite data and station data, you are welcome to bring station data to the classroom.

     

    • Please describe your mini project! Assignment
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    • Mini-project forum
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    Material for and from the classroom phase in Riga will be provided here.

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    • Classroom pase - Courese evaluation survey Questionnaire
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    • Expectations for an Advanced Course on Satellite Based Climate Monitoring Questionnaire
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