Sharing knowledge and experience, EUMETSAT and its US partners will jointly organise the combined 2013 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference & the 19th Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference of the American Meteorological Society on 16–20 September in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. The European meteorological satellite organisation and the American Meteorological Society will be supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Austria’s national weather service, the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), and the European Meteorological Society (EMS).
This combined event will build on the success of a similar joint venture held in Amsterdam in 2007.
The overarching theme will be water vapour, clouds, and precipitation, and the use of current and planned Earth observation systems to improve our understanding and adequately monitor trends and variability in the global hydrological system.
Weather, ocean and climate observations as well as atmospheric composition will of course continue to be mainstay topics. Guide to session topics:
• Current and future satellites, instruments and their applications
• Advances in understanding cloud precipitation processes, with emphasis on satellite remote sensing and climate applications
• Cloud observations from satellites, including 30 years ISCCP
• Water vapour observations from satellites
• Quantitative applications for nowcasting
• Satellite-based observations of the oceans
• Atmospheric composition
• Information production and the resulting issue of communication of results and observations to users (methodologies and how to create a weather-ready nation)
• Satellite impact on NWP
• Modelling and assimilation of water vapour, clouds and precipitation
• Data access for easy utilisation
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 18 February 2013.
For more information please visit the conference website.