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CMATC successfully held the International Training Course on the Application of Meteorological Satel

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China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (CMATC) held the International Training Course on the Application of Meteorological Satellites in Disaster Mitigation and Environmental Studies in Beijing from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2, 2012. 23 international participants from 19 countries who are working in the field of satellite meteorology attended this two-week training.

 

As WMO RTC Beijing, CMATC has hosted many courses on different subjects. All of them have achieved great success. This course is also under the WMO Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP). With financial support as well as active guidance from CMA, CMATC did a lot of meticulous and serious job to ensure that the International Training Course on the Application of Meteorological Satellites in Disaster Mitigation and Environmental Studies was able to meet the training demands of the international participants as well as the criterion of WMO international training courses. 19 experts from NSMC of CMA were invited to give lectures for the training course. The content of the lectures included infrared precipitation estimation and microwave precipitation retrieval; cloud motion wind products; tropical cyclone monitoring; observation operator and aerosols in satellite data assimilation; NSMC satellite data exchange and sharing; retrieval method of cloud parameters by remote sensing data; on the application of meteorological satellite to space weather; thermal infrared remote sensing and its application; use of FY-3 satellite data in Numerical Weather Prediction; satellite channel setting and its application on disaster mitigation and environment studies; drought monitoring with meteorological satellite. 

 

In addition to the classroom lectures and discussions, the participants visited NSMC three times: the first time the Central Operational Control Lab of NSMC, the second time the Computer Lab of Remote Sensing Department of NSMC, and the last time the Computer Lab of Space Weather Centre of NSMC. The visits have broaden the participants’ horizon and offered them the chances to get to know the real time operational work of NSMC staff.

 

The two weeks’ course ended on November 2. All of the international participants addressed in the closing ceremony. They said that they had learnt a lot from the Chinese experts of NSMC. The development of satellite meteorology is of vital significance in the improvement of meteorological prediction accuracy and service provision. The participants were confident that what they learnt here would be quite helpful in their operational and scientific work.