Introduction Seminar: Forecasting of Severe Convective Storms

Dr. Charles A. Doswell

23 September 2017
Hotel Park Plaza Histria (ECSS venue)
Pula, Croatia

Who else could deliver this introduction seminar better than one of the most influential severe storms meteorologists of today?

Do not miss this chance to learn from the master about the concept and application of ingredients in severe storms forecasting.

During the one-day introduction you will work on the following topics:

Morning lecture

  • A review of physical ingredients and the concept of buoyancy.
  • Meteorological diagnoses of a given weather situation using different data sources.
  • The important role of the perturbation pressure for the convective updraft and sources for convective scale lift.

Content subject to minor change on the discretion of the lecturer.

Afternoon excercise

In the afternoon an interesting European severe weather case will be used to apply the new knowledge in practice. During this exercise you will be supported by the experienced ESTOFEX forecaster Tomas Pucik.

Lecture and exercise times
Sat 09:00 – 18:00, including a one-hour lunch break

The application of meteorological diagnosis to the problem of forecasting severe deep convection is demonstrated, emphasizing ingredients-based forecasting methods.

At the end of the seminar you will receive a participation certificate, which – in the light of the decisions of the 17th session of the WMO congress (regarding required public weather service competences for warning meteorologists) – might become very valuable in the near future.

More information about forecasting severe convection and about Dr. Doswell can be found on his website:


To register, please fill in the registration form and proceed to pay the registration fee by clicking on the applicable amount below. Your registration is fixed after having received your participation fee and after confirmation from ESSL.

Prices for introduction (click on amount to pay) Early Fees
until 15 Jun 2017
Normal Fees
ESSL members and employees of institutional ESSL members  EUR 80  EUR 150
Non ESSL members  EUR 95  EUR 195


You may pay by bank transfer to the following account:

Beneficiary: European Severe Storms Laboratory – Science and Training
Bank: Sparkasse Baden
Bank address: Hauptplatz 15, 2500 Baden, Austria
IBAN: AT522020501000005999

With your transfer, please indicate “Doswell introduction fee” and your name.
(without indicating your name, we cannot make sure that the transfer came from you).