ERAD2014 Workshops and Short Courses
It is the tradition at ERAD conferences that there will be Short Courses and
Workshops on weather radar specific topics. These Courses will run all day
on Sunday ahead of the conference. So you can only attend one of them.
Details on the courses are below. There is a limitation in participants and additional fees are necessary for the Short Courses or Workshops. Registration to the workshops and short courses is through the registration to the conference.
Open Source Radar Short Course
Open source community based software is gaining traction in many fields.
Packages such as Scientific Python, aided by collaborative coding paradigms
like GitHub, allow multi-institution multi-agency groups to create naturally
evolving software projects.
by S. Collis, M. Heistermann, J. Helmus, D. Michelson, and T. Pfaff
The course has two main objectives: It will introduce the participants to
community software packages designed for radar data processing, and it will
endow participants with the basics of how to contribute to community software.
The course will be run full day on Sunday before ERAD, 31st of August 2014. The course is limited to 30 participants and a fee of 65 Euro will be charged, including a luncheon and coffee breaks.
Further details will be available at: http://scollis.github.io/open_source_radar_short_course
Research Applications of Radar Doppler Spectra
The short course on Research Applications of Radar Doppler Spectra is
aimed at students and scientists interested in cloud and precipitation
microphysics and dynamics, who want to exploit the potential and wealth
of information in Doppler spectra collected by profiling radars, ranging
from wind profilers to cloud radars and their combinations.
by P. Kollias and Ed Luke
The course will provide a solid theoretical and practical introduction
to the radar Doppler spectrum, largely through interactive activities
using a spectra visualizer to facilitate the observation and analysis
of radar Doppler spectra, and a forward radar Doppler spectra model to
illustrate the effects of scattering regimes (Bragg, Rayleigh and
non-Rayleigh), microphysics and dynamics on the shape of the radar
Doppler spectrum. Practical considerations and methodologies for the
retrieval of dynamical and microphysical information, and recent advances
in the use of multi-wavelength radar Doppler spectra will also be presented.
The course instructors are Pavlos Kollias (McGill Univ.), Edward Luke
(BNL), Stefan Kneifel (McGill Univ.) and Frederic Tridon (Univ. of Leicester)
The course will be run full day on Sunday before ERAD, 31st of August 2014. The course is limited to 30 participants and a fee of 75 Euro will be charged, including material, a luncheon and coffee breaks.
Applications of dual-polarization weather radars
The goal of the course is to provide sufficient background on the Principles
and Applications of Dual-Polarized and Doppler Weather radars with introduction
of advanced topics such as hydrometeor classification and rainfall estimation
as well as support to decision support systems.
by V. Chandrasekar and D. Moisseev
This one-day-course is intended for graduate students, scientists and
operational users who are not deeply involved in the field but want to receive
an up-to-date knowledge of Dual-polarization and Doppler weather radars and
The course will be run full day on Sunday before ERAD, 31st of August 2014. The course is limited to 40 participants and a fee of 100 Euro will be charged, including material, a luncheon and coffee breaks.
Further details will be available at: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/atmosphere/luovi3