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Improvement of Meteorological Satellite Data Analysis and Application Capacity

o Title : Improvement of Meteorological Satellite Data Analysis and Application Capacity
o Duration : October 21 - November 17, 2018 (28 days)
o Venue : Seongnam & Seoul, the Republic of Korea
o Training Institute : Korea Meteorological Administration
o Number of Participants : 16
o Program Module




Module 1
Understanding of Korea & KMA

- Introduction of Korea Meteorological Administration(KMA)
- Recent Developments and Future Plans of KMA
- Korea’s Culture, Society and Language

  • National weather center
  • National earthquake center
  • Information and communication center

Module 2
Korean meteorological satellite program

- Introduction of National Meteorological Satellite Center(NMSC)
- Vision and mission of NMSC
- Master plans for national space development program

- National meteorological satellite center (NMSC)

Module 3
COMS data processing and products

- Basic principle of radiation
- Basic operation, receiving, processing and service of COMS
- Interpretation of 16 baseline products of COMS and their application


Module 4
Satellite imagery interpretation

- Interpretation of single channels imagery
- Identify surface feature, cloud types and theirs characteristics
- Understanding cyclogenesis in the satellite imagery
- Interpret broadscale, synoptic and mesoscale phenomena
- Utilization of microwave images and products such as precipitation, sea surface wind, temperature and humidity profile from GPM, Metop, DMSP etc.
- Practice with case studies
- Theory of tropical cyclone analysis (Advanced Dvorak Technique and Subjective Dvorak Technique, various marine information from satellite)
- Practice to produce tropical cyclone information such as center position, intensity, maximum wind speed, strong wind area etc. using Web-based Typhoon Analysis System

Module 5
Applications of GEO and LEO satellite data

- Tracking of convective clouds from its initiation to decay using next generation satellite
- Environment monitoring such as fog, dust, ash using satellite data Application of GEO and LEO satellite into climate, drought, agriculture, wild fire etc.

Module 6
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellite

- Current status of KMA’s next geostationary satellite(GEO-KOMPSAT-2A) development
- Understanding differences between legacy COMS and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A
- Ground system development of GEO-KOMPSAT-2A
- Data service and dissemination policy of GEO-KOMPSAT-2A
- Weather monitoring and usage of rapid-scan data using Himawari-8 data
- Properties of 16channels of GK-2A
- Baseline products for clouds and precipitation parts
- Baseline products for radiation and aerosol parts
- Baseline products for Atmosphere and aviation parts
- Baseline products for scene analysis and surface information parts
- Understand fundamental RGB techniques and their applications

Module 7
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellite data processing tools

- Install and usage of user customized GK-2A data analysis software
- Data processing exercise of Level 1 data and various function for cloud analysis
- Practice to generate RGB composites using Himawari-8 data
- Practice to produce weather analysis information reports

Module 8
Action Building

- Country Report Presentation
- Action Learning
- Action Plan Presentation

Module 9
Cultural Experience

- Seoul City Tour
- Field Trip

- National meteorological supercomputer center