Weather Radar Nowcast Training

Objectives

  1. To enahnce forecasters skills in interpretation of radar images.
  2. To provide insights about radar added value in nowcasting and early warning services.

Instructors

Jim Wilson, Senior Scientist Emeritus
Rita Roberts, Project Scientist III

Schedule

  •  Prerequisite - pre-course self learning | Weather Radar Fundamentals Training Module
  •   Live training sessions - four one hour virtual training sessions
    • Getting Started
    • Radar Basics and Interpretation
    • Science Nowcasting storms in the Lake Victoria Basin region of East Africa
    • Future Plans and questions
  •   Interactive videos - Five short interactive videos containing quizzes on the subject matter being shown.
    • Short Lecture 1:  Interpretation of weather radar echoes
    • Short Lecture 2:  Radar low-level convergence boundaries
    • Short Lecture 3:  Range and velocity folding or how to scan the radar
    • Short Lecture 4:  Extrapolation Nowcasting
    • Short Lecture 5:  Use of boundaries for nowcasting

Sponsors

The following recorded lectures were sponsored by WISER, WMO and the Highway Project

 










Recorded live lectures available here.

Live Lecture 1: Getting Started

Presented Monday, September 14, 2020

 

Live Lecture 2: Radar Basics and Interpretation

Presented Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Live Lecture 3: Science Nowcasting storms in the Lake Victoria Basin region of East Africa

Presented Tuesday, September 21, 2020

Live Lecture 4: Future Plans and questions

Coming soon

The following recorded Weather Radar Nowcast Training lectures were part of the
HIGHWAY Project (High Impact Weather Lake System)

Sponsored by Foreign Commonwealth Development Office & WISER Programme
Radar data images courtesy of Tanzania Meteorological Authority & Uganda National Meteorological Authority

Lecture 1: Interpretation of Weather Radar

Instructors: Jim Wilson, Senior Scientist Emeritus
Rita Roberts, Project Scientist III



 

Lecture 2: Radar Low-Level Convergence Boundaries - Jim Wilson

Instructors: Jim Wilson, Senior Scientist Emeritus
Rita Roberts, Project Scientist III



 

Lecture 3: Range & Velocity Folding, How to Scan Radar - Jim Wilson

Instructors: Jim Wilson, Senior Scientist Emeritus
Rita Roberts, Project Scientist III



 

Lecture 4: Radar Extrapolation for Nowcasting

Instructors: Jim Wilson, Senior Scientist Emeritus
Rita Roberts, Project Scientist III



 

Lecture 5: Use of Boundaries for Nowcasting

Instructors: Jim Wilson, Senior Scientist Emeritus
Rita Roberts, Project Scientist III



  • WISER Weather Radar for Nowcasting and Early Warning | 14-25 September 2020 - Sponsored by United Kingdom’s Weather and Climate for Information Services (WISER) for Africa program, WMO and the Highway Project