The 5th Webinar on the EO AFRICA R&D Facility Webinar Series is now available in our YouTube channel:
Introduction to Precipitation from Space
This webinar introduces rainfall observations obtained from satellites using the visible, thermal infrared and microwave parts of the electromagnetic spectrum and blending routines applied, using qualitative and quantitative approaches. Quantitative precipitation retrieval principles and algorithms are discussed as well as their possibilities and limitations to retrieve rainfall observations. Also, attention is given to visualization of precipitation from geostationary satellite images. A number of satellite derived rainfall products will be introduced.
During the webinar short demos are provided on how to acquire near real time rainfall products from geostationary satellites from EUMETSAT’s Web Mapping Service, use of (online) rainfall forecasts from the Global Forecasting System (GFS), perform calculations with satellite derived daily rainfall data from the SAF on Hydrology (H05B product) and rainfall retrieval from thermal infrared channel observations (from the SEVIRI instrument on MSG). These will be compared with other satellite derived rainfall products, like IMERG and H03B.
The duration of the webinar is 1 hour. During the webinar, there is a live chat available.
The webinar will be executed under the framework of the EO AFRICA R&D Facility by the University of Twente – Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation.
You can find the recording of the webinar in our YouTube Channel or you can watch it here: