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Eumetcal Radar course 2010-1011

The Eumetcal blended course "Weather Radar Applications in Nowcasting for Weather Forecasters" will start next November. The course will be the second course in the field of radar meteorology offered by Eumetcal, and it will be hosted by the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) in a blended format.

The objectives of the course are:

- Improve the ability of the forecaster to diagnose relevant weather phenomena using weather radar products

- Improve the ability of the forecaster to correctly interpret radar images

- Increase awareness on the potential of modern weather radars in the forecasting process

Course format

This is a blended learning course combining self-study material, on-line lectures, and a classroom phase.

During the distance phase students will be expected to attend 9 weekly on-line lectures (each about an hour long) and complete eventual off-line assignments for a total of 3 hours work per week. The classroom phase will take place from February 14 to 18, 2011 in the DWD Training Center in Langen (Germany) and will cover applications of what the students learned through the distance phase using canned and real-time data, case studies and group work-projects.

The whole course will require about 100 hours of working time.


Since we would like to increase the number of possible students form each organization, students can participate in the course on two different levels:

- FULL student (attends BOTH distance (self study, online presentation) and residence phase)

- ONLINE student (attends the distance phase ONLY)

The following rule will be observed: a maximum of TWO online students from each applying organization are allowed, under the mandatory condition that at least one full student is accepted from the same organization.

Both full and online students will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the correspondent phases of the course.


Application: CLOSED

Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2010


- Full student: 1000 EUR
- Online student: NO FEE

For detailed information about the course please read the attached Announcement (pdf-file) or contact the course coordinator Wilfried Jacobs (wilfried.jacobs(at)

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