Head of Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, USA
ESSL Research and Training Centre
Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Much progress has been made in forecasting severe thunderstorms during the past decades owing to an improved understanding of the governing processes, better remote-sensing capabilities, and increased computer power. The goal of this course is to provide the participants with a robust, up-to-date conceptual understanding of the governing processes and forecasting strategies.
The lectures target meteorologists with prior forecasting experience of mesoscale weather and prior exposure to the fundamentals of atmospheric dynamics. The lectures will cover the dynamics and prediction of severe thunderstorms and their attendant hazards, drawing upon the body of understanding obtained from decades of prior theoretical, observational, and numerical modeling studies, as well as the latest, state-of-the-art strategies in use today.
- convection initiation,
- the influence of the environment on convective storm mode,
- isolated convective storms,
- convective systems,
- large hail, tornadoes,
- damaging straight-line winds,
- and ingredients-based forecasting.
In the morning sessions, we will cover the background material, and in the afternoon sessions there will be hands-on analysis and forecasting exercises using real-world cases.
Our senior trainer Dr. Tomáš Púčik will assist the participants during these exercises.
Lecture and exercise times, including a lunch break:
Mon 10:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 13:00, optional Testimonials 14:00 to 16:00
At the end of the course you will receive a participation certificate.We advise to take this seminar only after having taken the seminar “Forecasting Severe Convection” or comparable leading-edge trainings, as pre-knowledge of modern physical forecasting concepts is highly recommended. Still unsure? Our new Quiz can help you!
To register, please fill in the registration form and proceed to pay the registration fee by clicking on the applicable amount below. Your registration will only be fixed after having received your participation fee and after confirmation from ESSL.
Prices for course (click on amount to pay)
until 31 Dec 2019
|ESSL members and employees of institutional ESSL members||EUR 1090||EUR 1290|
|Non ESSL members||EUR 1290||EUR 1490|
You may pay by bank transfer to the following account:
|Beneficiary:||European Severe Storms Laboratory – Science and Training|
|Bank address:||Hauptplatz 15, 2500 Baden, Austria|
With your transfer, please indicate “Course FSC 2” and your name.
(without indicating your name, we cannot make sure that the transfer came from you).