Seminar Forecasting Severe Convection II

Seminar Forecasting Severe Convection II

Start Date: 12.06.2017
End Date: 16.06.2017

This seminar Forecasting Severe Convection II is organised by ESSL and held in their training facilities in Wiener Neustadt, Austria 12-16 June 2017.

Audience and objectives

The seminar is designed for advanced meteorologists and experienced warning forecasters. The focus of the seminar is dynamics and prediction of severe thunderstorms, with the goal of providing the participants with a robust, up-to-date conceptual understanding of the governing processes and forecasting strategies for severe thunderstorms.


Specific topics covered include synoptic- and mesoscale lift; the spectrum of convective storm organisation; severe weather phenomena, such as large hail and tornadoes; and ingredients-based forecasting.

The forecasting aspect is focused on assessing the overall severe convective threat over a given region, as well as nowcasting storm development —including the convective evolution once storms are underway. The morning sessions cover the background material, and in the afternoon there will be hands-on analysis and forecasting exercises using real-world cases.

The seminar is given by renowned researcher and instructor Dr Matthew D Brown Parker, of North Carolina State University (USA).

Certification and registration

Participants will be provided with a certificate of participation at the end of the course. They may also choose to take an exam of the covered material. The result of this exam will then be provided as a testimonial.

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