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2 Background  UN activities on Space Technology Applications are dealt with UN – Office on Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA)  Member Countries (68) have joined to form UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS)  Many resolutions from UNISPACE III, UN-General Assembly and UN-COPUOS have stressed international cooperation in capacity building though regional centres.  Regional Centres are –CSSTEAP : Centre for Space Science & Technology Education in Asia Pacific (Estd 1995) –CRECTEALC : Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (Brazil and Mexico, Estd 1997) –CRASTE-LF : African Centre for Space Science and Technology (Africa – French Language, Morocco, Estd 1998) –ARCSSTE-E : African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (Africa – English Language, Nigeria, Estd 1998)

3 Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education (Affiliated to the United Nations)

4 CSSTEAP provides training and education in 4 areas:  Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS & GIS)  Satellite Meteorology & Global Climate (SATMET)  Satellite Communications and Global Positioning Systems (SATCOM)  Space and Atmospheric Sciences (Space Science) CSSTEAP : Disciplines of Education


6 ADVISORY COMMITTEE  AC is technical arm of GB, an independent body of experts, for –Guiding the technical programme of CSSTEAP –Evaluating the courses & Advise CSSTEAP in setting technical facilities –Address all issues of coordination with other institutions

7 1.Nine Months Post Graduate Diploma Course Satmet - 1 ( March - November, 1998 ) 2. Satmet - 2 ( July 2000 - March 2001 ) 3. Satmet - 3 ( August 2002 - April 2003) 4. Satmet - 4 ( August 2004 - April 2005) 5. Satmet – 5 ( August 2006 - April 2007) 6.Satmet – 6 ( August 2008 – April 2009) 7.Satmet – 7 (August 2010 – April 2011) 8.1- Week Workshop on Emerging Trends in Satellite Meteorology ( March 1998) 9.2-Week short Course on “Emerging Trends in Satellite Meteorological Applications with Special Emphasis on Microwave Remote Sensing” ( May 2002 ) CSSTEAP SATMET ACTIVITY

8 No. of Participants Year 1998 -17 Year 2000 -21 Year 2002 - 19 Year 2004 -15 Year 2006 - 18 Year 2008 - 16 Year 2010 -14 _________________ Total - 120 Country Name Azerbaijan Bangladesh China DPR Korea India Indonesia Iran Kazakhstan Kyrgyz Republic Malaysia Maldives Myanmar Mongolia Nepal Papua New Guinea Philippines Republic of Korea Sri Lanka Tajikistan Thailand Uzbekistan Vietnam from 22 Countries

9 Background of the Participants  Forecasters Working in National Meteorological Organisation  Researchers  Academic (University)

10 1.Theory Lectures (First half) 2.Practicals (Second half) 3.Pilot Projects (Full day) Course Structure

11 Table 1: Course at a Glance : SATMET Module 1 : Fundamentals of Meteorology, Climatology And Remote Sensing (Three Months) Sub-Module 1.1Concepts in Meteorology and Climatology No. of Lectures Section 1-1 METBasic concepts of Meteorology, Climatology and Oceanography 30 Section 1-1 MATHMathematical and Statistical, Computational Techniques for Satellite Meteorology 15 Sub Module 1.2Concepts in Satellite Meteorology Section 1-2-SMRadiative Transfer in Satellite Meteorology 25 Section 1-2-MSIMeteorological Satellites Orbit, Instrumentation 15 Sub Module 1.3Image Processing & Interpretation Section 1-3-DIPImage Processing Techniques and Geographic Information System (GIS) 15 Section 1-3-WFImage Interpretation in Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 30

12 Module 2 : Advanced Concepts In Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate (Three Months) Sub Module 2.1Geophysical Parameter Retrieval Section 2-1 APAtmospheric Parameters15 Section 2-1 LOPLand and Oceanic Parameters10 Sub Module 2.2Applications of Satellite Derived Parameters Section 2-2-AWFApplications in Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 30 Section 2-2-NMSatellite Data Assimilation in Numerical Models15 Sub Module 2.3Global Climate and Environment Section 2-3-SCShort Term Climate Variability25 Section 2-3-LCLong Term Climate Change25 Section 2-3-ESIEnvironment Issues and Societal Impacts10 Module 3: PILOT PROJECTS(Three Months) Table 1: Course at a Glance : SATMET

13 List of Practicals Module I : Operational Meteorological Satellite Data Handling & Applications Sr.Title 1Computer & Internet Facilities and Familiarisation including Visualisation tools, MOSDAC, LINUX and Fortran 2ERDAS Familiarisation 3Geo location / Calibration / Registration of INSAT VHRR Data 4INSAT-VHRR cloud characteristics, Feature extractions and Applications 5NOAA-AVHRR Data Processing – Feature extractions and Applications 6Estimation of Daily & weekly Rainfall using INSAT-VHRR data – (Arkin’s Technique) 7Cloud Motion Vectors using INSAT-VHRR data and computation of Divergence & Vorticity 8Agromet Applications 9Application of satellite data in Tropical cyclone intensity estimation Dvorak Technique Total Practiclas – 9  Computer Orientation - 3  Data Handling - 3 INSAT-VHRR, NOAA-AVHRR  Applications - 3



16 List of Practicals Module II : Remote Sensing of Geophysical Parameters & Numerical Modelling Applications Sr.Title 1Advance tools for Meteorological Satellite Data Analysis 2Temperature and Moisture profiles from NOAA-ATOVS data and validation 3Geophysical Parameter Retrievals from MW Radiometer data 4SST from MODIS/NOAA-AVHRR data and study of Ocean Thermal features 5Temperature / Humidity Profiles from GPS Occultation 6Application of Scatterometer Vector Winds for study of Ocean surface features 7Objective Analysis of Satellite derived Meteorological fields 8Assimilation of Satellite Data (Scatterometer /Temperature Profiles) in Meso- scale Models 9Demonstration Laboratory Exercises – Snow, NDVI, Forest Fire etc 10Application of Satellite data in Meteorological Disaster Management Total Practiclas – 10  Parameter Extraction and Validation- 5  Model Analysis - 2  Demonstrations- 2


18 Weather Discussions : Ever increasing availability of Satellite data (image, value added finish products) model outputs etc on Internet on real time basis Weekly weather discussions using satellite images, analysed charts and other conventional data from various web sites.

19 The Pilot Project Broad Themes:  Tropical cyclone and storm surge studies using TRMM Data and model  Ozone / CO studies using satellite data sets and their validation  Meso-scale studies using MM5 & WRF models  Validation of merged Rainfall products  MODIS data utilization and validation  Temperature/Moisture profiles using AIRS data  Crop and pest disease monitoring using RS data

20 Foreign Faculty Faculty Core Faculty – SAC/ISRO Japan Met Agency (JMA) – ( Japan Met Agency (JMA) – (Dr. Masami Tokuno) EuMetSat – (Dr. Volker Gaertner, Jose Prieto) DLR, Germany – (Dr. J. Schultz) NOAA (Dr. Paul Meuzel, ) NOAA (Dr. Paul Meuzel, Dr. Allen Huang) Bureau of Meteorology, Australia – (Dr. John Le Marshall) Korea Met Administration – ( Korea Met Administration – (Dr. Ae – Sook Suh)

21  Periodic Tests : At the end of every month tests are conducted on the topics covered during the month.  One Practical test is also conducted  Examinations : At the end of each module 3 exams in theory and one Practical exam are conducted.  Tutorials :  Pilot Project Evaluation: At the end of the three month module, participants are required to make a presentation on the Pilot project. This is evaluated in two stages, at CSSTEAP by committee of experts and at A U by AU Faculty.  SEMINARS : EVALUATION PROCESS

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