Convection Working Group and MTG 3T Forum Meetings 16-20 May 2022 in Budapest, Hungary

Convection Working Group and MTG 3T Forum meetings will be held jointly on 16-20 May 2022. This event is intended for CWG and MTG 3T Forum participants. We have some online attendance seats available for convection researchers and experienced operational meteorologists outside these groups.

The topics of this joint meeting will cover:

  1. New imager channels and products;
  2. Data visualisation for the new generation satellites;
  3. Satellite vertical profiles;
  4. Lightning observations from space;
  5. Research – Operations conversations;
  6. Multi-sensor and integrated approaches;
  7. Training elements/materials

The meeting will take place in Budapest, Hungary, with online participation possible as well (hybrid solution).

For inquiries, please contact CWG chairs at training@eumetsat.int

Draft Agenda

Presentations

New ESSL–EUMETSAT partnership on using next-generation satellite data in severe convective storm forecasting

EUMETSAT has contracted the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) for a period of three years. The ESSL will train forecasters in Member States’ National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) on the use of products from EUMETSAT next-generation MTG and EPS-SG missions for severe convective storm analysis.

The aim is to train in total about 10–15% of the operational meteorological workforce in European weather services, or about 200–300 forecasters.

While EUMETSAT has been a member of ESSL since 2008, this contract forms the first formal relationship and is intended to pave the way for longer-term collaborations in support of the European meteorological community.

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CWG meeting online 6-8 April 2021

Convection Working Group meeting was held online 6-8 April, 2021, organized by OMSZ and EUMETSAT. The final minutes of the meeting are now available below.

The themes for the meeting included:
– New imager channels and products;
– Data visualisation for the new generation satellites;
– Satellite vertical profiles;
– Lightning observations from space;
– Research – Operations conversations;
– Multi-sensor and integrated approaches.

CWG_2021_tentative_agenda

CWG 2021 Final MInutes

Convection Working Group Online sessions April 2020

Convection Working Group will host two online sessions on 21 April 2020.

Tentative Schedule for Live Presentations

Session 1 : Tuesday 21 April 08:00-09:00 UTC

Session 2: Tuesday 21 April 14:00-15:00 UTC

McVCast Download

For historic overview CWG has the archived McIdasVCast software available. The version offered below is for McVCast1.4 from 2014.

Please note that standard McIDAS-V software has several updates since 2014, and the latest version you can download at the official McIDAS-V site.

To install the McIDASVCast system, we recommend that you:

1. First downlaod the Setup Guide.

2. From the guide, determine which of the following packages you need, and then download that package: