This year, the topic will be on “Structure of precipitation systems: Advances in Remote Sensing and Modeling”.
The purpose of this course is to provide an intensive and comprehensive review of our current knowledge of precipitation, considering in particular its remote sensing retrieval from satellite, radar and radiometers. Formation mechanisms, structure of precipitation system and predictability issues will also be discussed. The school is primarily addressed to PhD and Master students in atmospheric/hydrologic/environmental sciences, and regional meteorological agencies.

The lectures and seminars will be held by:

  • Gianpaolo BALSAMO (ECMWF, Reading, UK)
    Satellite data to constrain the water cycle in weather and climate
  • Steven J. GOODMAN (NASA-MSFC, Huntsville, AL, USA)
    Use of satellite data in nowcasting
  • Chris KIDD (NASA-GSFC and Univ. of Maryland, Greenbelt, MD, USA)
    Precipitation remote sensing from space
  • Vincenzo LEVIZZANI (CNR-ISAC, Bologna, Italy)
    Precipitation formation mechanisms: microphysics and cloud structure
  • Richard ROTUNNO (NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA)
    Structure of severe precipitation systems


  • Vincenzo LEVIZZANI (CNR – ISAC, Bologna, Italy)
  • Mario Marcello MIGLIETTA (CNR – ISAC, Lecce, Italy)
  • Umberto RIZZA (CNR – ISAC, Lecce, Italy)

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