Table of Contents


I. Introduction

In the introduction you will find out more about the various types of resources collected in the EUMeTrain library and the classification concept followed in the next sections.


II. Historical milestones in satellite meteorology

In this section you will find learning resources related to the history and the evolution of satellite meteorology (instruments and products) over the past decades.


III. Satellites and orbits

Here you will find out more about European and foreign meteorological satellites currently in use. This section also contains resources about the most frequently used orbits.


IV. Sensors and measuring principles

This section contains learning resources dealing with the currently used sensors onboard GEO and LEO satellites, with the principles of radiation as well as with the characteristics of the spectral bands used in satellite meteorology.


V. Data acquisition, data assimilation and processing

In this section, the technical aspects of satellite meteorology like data acquisition and data processing are covered with various learning resources.


VI. Channels and channel combinations

In this section you will find learning resources related to satellite image interpretation. In the first part, focus is laid on the interpretation of single channels, in the second sub-chapter channel combinations are treated.


VII. Meteorological products and applications derived from satellite data

The learning resources in the various sub-chapters of this section mainly deal with the applications of satellite data. You will find information on many different meteorological products generated from satellite data ranging from a like altimetry data to w like warning products. Topics are listed in alphabetical order.


VIII. Case studies by topics

This section contains case studies in which satellite data are playing an essential role in the synoptic analysis. The collection of case studies bases on the various kinds of satellite data described in the previous section.


IX. Conceptual Models

The focus of the learning resources in this section lays on the description of conceptual models used in satellite meteorology to describe cloud features seen in satellite imagery.




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