4-9 September 2022, Bonn, Germany

Looking at clouds workshop

Date: Sunday, 4 September 2022
Where: University of Bonn, Meteorological Institute
Who: Center for Earth System Observation and Computational Analysis (CESOC)
Max. number of participants: ca. 20-30

Clouds pose a challenge to our understanding and modelling capabilities as they are highly variable. But what does that mean? How can we measure or classify the variability of clouds? How can we distinguish more or less variable cases and days? And how can we visualise the cloud data and uncertainty using common programming tools? In this workshop, we will analyse the variability of clouds and we will discuss different possibilities of measuring variability and developing new ideas of visualisation. As a practical aspect, we will look at different data sources – high-resolution simulations, classical numerical weather prediction simulations, satellite data and ground-based remote sensing measurements. How do they differ when it comes to the variability of clouds? Do we come to different conclusions if we compare vertical and horizontal variability? Or do we have a common ground? And what does it mean to visualise the variability differently? Besides some theoretical introduction and discussion, we will work on two different datasets, each characterising clouds on one day – on which day was the cloud field more variable?

The workshop is aimed at people with some background knowledge in clouds, programming and data analysis (e.g. PhD candidates or young Postdocs). For the practical exercise a laptop is needed.

Final dates and information are likely to be available once the programme schedule is finalised. The EMS2022 registration confirmation email will contain a link to the online registration form. If you have any questions, please contact ems.2022@dwd.de.

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