Science Week 2014 - Session Recordings

Recordings of selected sessions of "Science Week 2014" are given below. These are in .wmv format. Locations with limited Internet speed may wish to download the file before playing it (right mouse click on the link, then "Save Target As").

Tuesday 29th July

(52 MB)

Welcome and Introduction(Mr Duncan Tippins; Course Coordinator)

Himawari 8/9 and the Forecaster(Facilitator: Bodo Zeschke, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre, BMTC)
  • A broad overview including dissemination of the data, making use of 10 minute, 16 channel data and Derived Products

Tuesday 29th July

(56 MB)

Status of future satellite programs of Japan Meteorological Agency (Facilitator: Mr. Keita Hosaka, Japan Meteorological Agency, JMA)
  • Data and data dissemination. Internet Cloud Service and HimawariCast. SATAID application.
Current status of Himawari 8/9 products development (Facilitator: Mr. Yasuhiko Sumida, JMA)
  • Planned Satellite Products for Himawari 8/9
  • Baseline cloud products, RDCA product (storms) , Atmospheric Motion Vectors, Volcanic Ash products, Dust products, RGB products

Tuesday 29th July

(77 MB)

First Practical Session - Using Rapid Scan Satellite Data effectively (Facilitator: Mr. Bodo Zeschke, BMTC)
  • Forecaster feedback pertaining to rapid scan (10 minute) MTSAT-1R data
  • Two rapid scan case studies (broadscale / synoptic and thunderstorm monitoring)
  • Alerts

Tuesday 29th July

(88 MB)

Mountain Waves in MODIS imagery (Uhlenbrock et al. 2007)

Second Practical Session - Exploring Himawari 8/9 water vapour channels (Facilitator: Mr. Bodo Zeschke, BMTC)
  • Utilising the three water vapour channels on Himawari 8/9 for detecting mountain wave turbulence
  • Case study using MODIS water vapour channels
  • Case study using rapid scan imagery to monitor mountain waves.

Wednesday 30th July

(72 MB)

Third Practical Session - Red-Green-Blue (RGB) products (Facilitator: Mr. Bodo Zeschke, BMTC)
  • RGB products as endorsed by WMO
  • How to teach forecasters to use the RGB products effectively
  • Investigating the 24 hour Microphysics RGB, the 24 hour Airmass RGB and the Severe Convection RGB product

Wednesday 30th July

(87 MB)

Fourth Practical Session - Derived Products and Online Resources (Facilitator: Mr. Bodo Zeschke, BMTC)
  • How Derived Products are produced
  • Comparing Derived Products with RGB products
  • Variations in Derived Products, using Derived Products for Climatology, integrating Derived Products with other data.
  • Exploring online resources pertaining to RGB products and Derived Products.

Thursday 31st July

(70 MB)

The Application of FY3/FY4 (Facilitator: Dr. Xiang Fang, National Satellite Meteorological Centre China Meteorological Administration, CMA)
  • Existing CMA Polar and Geostationary satellites
  • Recently launched and planned future CMA satellites (FY-3 and FY-4)
  • Applications of FY satellite data (Tropical Cyclones, convective systems, dust, fire, volcanic ash flooding, snow etc.)

Thursday 31st July

(60 MB)

Step-wise Snow Forecasting Tool (Facilitator: Mr. Jannie Stander, South African Weather Service, SAWS)
  • Presenting a step-wise snow forecasting decision tree combining synoptic surface and upper air circulation patterns with cloud microphysical properties
  • A South African case study is used to highlight the use of such a forecast decision tree.
Case study on comparing Lightning Polarity with Cloud Microphysics properties (Facilitator: Ms. Lee-Ann Simpson, SAWS)
  • Investigating the occurrence and positioning of positively charged lightning within cumulonimbus clouds
  • Two case studies
  • Developing a Warning/Alert system for severe lightning.

Friday 1st August

(43 MB)

New Zealand Chart Discussion with links to Broadcast Meteorology (Facilitator: Ms. Elke Louw, Met Service New Zealand)
  • Chart Discussion - looking at an historical case
  • Broadcast Meteorology - how we get our message across
  • Broadcast Meteorology - different means of media including Facebook, Twitter, MetService TV.