EUMETSAT series of short courses: Monitoring and modelling extreme waves using altimetry

This advanced event will focus on the application of satellite altimetry measurements to monitor and forecast extreme waves. It will present some technical background on how significant wave height products are derived from the radar altimeter measurements.

Leading experts will then present the use of satellite wave measurements, from altimeters but also other complementary satellite sources for marine weather applications, including through their use in models. A practical demonstration will show the retrieval of data at EUMETSAT and their use at a basic level.

The short course will consist of a 2-hour webinar on March 13 (12:00 – 14:00 UTC), which will include a Q&A and feedback session. To support participants in using the data sets and tools we highlight, we will keep the online Q&A platform open for one week following the webinar, responding quickly to any queries posted.

The webinar will be broken into 5 sections:

* Welcome & introduction (EUMETSAT) (5 min)
* Measuring waves with altimetry (V. Rosmorduc, CLS) (20 min + 10 min quick questions/answers)
* Use of satellite data in extreme wave assessment & modelling (A. Dalphinet, Météo France) (20 min + 10 min quick questions/answers)
* Practical demo on data access & basic use (V. Rosmorduc, CLS) (20 min)
* Questions on the whole webinar