1st ESSL-EUMETSAT Testbed on Severe Convective Storms 2022
June 27, 2022
July 1, 2022
ESSL and EUMETSAT organise a series of testbeds to prepare forecasters for data from next-generation Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Metop Second Generation (Metop-SG) satellites. These testbeds are organized both to teach forecasting severe convective storms using state-of-the-art or even experimental forecasting tools, and to evaluate such tools. At these events we will learn by doing, by making experimental severe weather forecasts and nowcasts using a mix of new nowcasting and forecasting tools, followed by a verification. Particular focus will be given to the capabilities of the VIIRS instrument on polar-orbiting satellites, which serves as a proxy for MTG's FCI instrument, and other proxy data for MTG instruments. In addition, a range of state-of-the-art nowcasting tools and numerical weather prediction-based guidance from DWD, ZAMG, ESSL, and ECMWF will be evaluated.
Forecasters who train other forecasters and forecasters with a strong background in severe storms meteorology. Have a look at this self-evaluation before applying: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D3B3PBM.
Candidates will also need to have a nomination by their home institution.
For accepted candidates, EUMETSAT plans to sponsor the cost of testbed attendance and, upon request, the cost for travel, accommodation and subsistence.