LSA SAF 2nd User Training Workshop (Presentations)
IM, Lisbon
8-10 March 2006

The 2nd LSA SAF User Training Workshop will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 8 to 10 March 2006 at the headquarters of Instituto de Meteorologia (see map), the Portuguese National Meteorological Service.

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. The LSA SAF
  3. Programme
  4. Proceedings
    • SESSION 1: CURRENT AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES
    • SESSION 2: THE LAND SAF ASSETS FOR GMES
    • SESSION 3: INTERFACES WITH OTHER PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS
    • SESSION 4: APPLICATIONS OF LSA SAF PRODUCTS

Introduction

The aim of the workshop is

  1.  to gather feedback from the user community on specific applications of products disseminated by the LSA SAF;
  2. to re-evaluate the adequacy of product specifications, as stated in the User Requirement Document;
  3. to assess the potential usage of existing products in new applications, as well as to extend the set of products to be delivered.

The LSA SAF

The main purpose of the LSA SAF is to develop techniques to retrieve parameters related with land, land-atmosphere interactions, and biospheric applications, using data from satellites, with special emphasis on Meteosat and Metop series. The LSA SAF system is currently generating, archiving and disseminating a set of (pre-)operational products, including:

Programme (download detail version)

The first 2 days will be used for presentations, while the last day will be devoted to working group discussions. The working groups are expected to come up with a series of recommendations or guidelines for future research. These will be included in the report of the workshop, to be published by EUMETSAT shortly after the meeting. For guidance the presentations will be associated with the session categories listed below:

  1. Current and future activities
    • Scientific validation of products
    • Archiving and dissemination (e.g. EumetCast, GTS, Internet)
    • Performance and quality control
  2. The Land SAF assets for GMES
    • Geoland
    • GEMS
  3. Interfaces with other programmes and projects
    • with National Weather Services (NWP, Climate, Extreme events)
    • within the SAF Network (e.g. OSI, Climate, Nowcasting, Hydrology)
    • with other satellite programmes (e.g. MODIS, NOAA, SMOS, VEGETATION)
    • with WMO programmes (e.g. GCOS)
  4. Applications of LSA SAF products
    • Agriculture and forestry (e.g. crops, wildfires, frost)
    • Hydrology (e.g. floods, droughts)
    • Vector diseases
    • Other
  5. Applications of LSA SAF products

 

Proceedings

SESSION 1: CURRENT AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES

  Title Author/Presenter
 
THE EUMETSAT SAF NETWORK AND ITS EVOLUTION
Lorenzo Sarlo
 
OVERVIEW OF THE LSA SAF DEVELOPMENT & INITIAL OPERATIONS PHASES
Carlos daCamara
 
THE LSA SAF LONG-WAVE RADIATION PRODUCTS
I.F. Trigo
 
THE LAND-SAF SURFACE ALBEDO AND DOWNWELLING SHORTWAVE RADIATION FLUX PRODUCTS
B. Geiger
 
CURRENT STATUS AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS OF THE VEGETATION PRODUCTS
F. J. García-Haro
 
VALIDATION OF LSA-SAF SNOW COVER PRODUCT
Niilo Siljamo
 
STATUS OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE LSA-SAF EVAPOTRANSPIRATION PRODUCT
F. Meulenberghs

SESSION 2: THE LAND SAF ASSETS FOR GMES

  Title Author/Presenter
 
GMES AND GLOBAL LAND ISSUES
E. Bartholomé
 
THE GEOLAND INTEGRATED GMES PROJECT AND ITS BIOGEOPHYSICAL PARAMETER CORE SERVICE COMPONENT (abstract)
Marc Leroy
 
INTERACTIONS AND MUTUAL SUPPORT OF THE EUMETSAT SAFS AND THE GMES PROJECT
Anthony Hollingsworth
 
LSA SAF AND THE FUTURE GMES SERVICE ELEMENT
Pedro Viterbo
 
THE WMO SPACE PROGRAMME AND ITS RELATIONS TO GCOS AND GEO
J. Lafeuille

SESSION 3: INTERFACES WITH OTHER PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS

  Title Author/Presenter
 
SPATIALLY COMPLETE GLOBAL SURFACE ALBEDOS DERIVED FROM TERRA/MODIS DATA (abstract)
F. Meulenberghs
 
EUMETSAT METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS RELEVANT TO THE LSA SAF
J.-C. Calvet
 
THE AATSR LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE (LST) PRODUCT: COMPARISON WITH LSTS FROM SEVIRI
R. Sorani
 
THE EUMETSAT SATELLITE APPLICATION FACILITY ON SUPPORT TO OPERATIONAL HYDROLOGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT
C. Jimenez / C. Prigent / F. Aires
 
LAND SAF AND H-SAF PRODUCTS AS COMPLIMENTARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR OPERATIONAL HYDROLOGY
R. de Lange
 
THE SURFACE RADIATION BUDGET FROM THE CMSAF: ALGORITHMS AND VALIDATION RESULTSINTEGRATED SAF PRODUCT (abstract)
N. Siljamo, O. Hyvärinen

SESSION 4: APPLICATIONS OF LSA SAF PRODUCTS

  Title Author/Presenter
 
OPERATIONAL SNOW MAPPING WITH METEOSAT-8 SEVIRI AT METEOSWISS
Jean Quiby
 
SOIL MOISTURE FROM THERMAL INFRARED SATELLITE DATA: ENVISAGED SYNERGIES WITH METOP ASCAT DATA
W.Wagner
 
ACTUAL EVAPORATION, SENSIBLE HEAT FLUX AND REFERENCE CROP EVAPOTRANSPIRATION AS POTENTIAL NEW LAND SAF PRODUCTS
H.de Bruin
 
THE USE OF MSG LAND SAF PRODUCTS IN THE FRAME OF THE MARS CROP YIELD FORECASTING ACTIVITIES - FIRST RESULTS
Bettina Baruth
 
INVESTIGATIONS OF LAND-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTIONS IN THE WEST AFRICAN MONSOON USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING
Phil Harris
 
APPLICATIONS OF THE LAND-SAF DOWNWELLING RADIATIVE FLUX PRODUCTS WITHIN AMMA
Aaron Boone
 
MAPPING SURFACE COMPONENTS OF THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE THROUGH SEQUENTIAL ASSIMILATION OF LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Fabio Castelli