ISAC Summer School 2018 - Precipitation: Remote Sensing and Modelling

Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 15:00
Hotel Orsa Maggiore, Castro Marina - Lecce - Italy

7th Summer School at the ISAC Institute, Lecce Unit

Organizing Committee: U. Rizza, V. Levizzani, M.M. Miglietta, G.P. Marra, and G. Lella

The purpose of the Summer School is to provide an intensive and comprehensive review of the current knowledge of precipitation, considering in particular its remote sensing retrieval from ground based and satellite radar and radiometer systems. Also, the formation mechanisms and the structure of precipitating systems will be discussed. The school is primarily addressed to PhD, Master students in atmospheric sciences and post-doc researchers and operational forecasters from regional and national meteorological agencies. 

Lecture and seminar program

 Véronique Ducrocq (CNRM, Météo-France ; CNRS)                                                                                                                                               Phenomenology of heavy rain events 

Chris Kidd (Univ. Maryland and NASA, USA)                                                                                                                                                                    Precipitation remote sensing from space 

Vincenzo Levizzani (ISAC-CNR, Bologna, Italy)                                                                                                                                                                 Precipitation formation mechanisms: microphysics and cloud structure 

Mario Montopoli ((ISAC-CNR, Roma, Italy)                                                                                                                                                                                Ground based weather radar systems 

Richard Rotunno (NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA)                                                                                                                                                                              Structure of severe precipitation systems 

The school will take place at Hotel Orsa Maggiore ( in Castro Marina, a very nice marine resort close to Lecce, in the south-eastern corner of Italy, from 18 to 22 June 2018.  For the registration and any further information please visit the website               Registration will be closed on April 30, 2018. Based on CV, a maximum of 40 students will be admitted.