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.

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Introduction
The aim of the workshop is (i) to gather feedback from the user community on specific applications of products disseminated by the LSA SAF; (ii) to re-evaluate the adequacy of product specifications, as stated in the User Requirement Document; and (iii) to assess the potential usage of existing products in new applications, as well as to extend the set of products to be delivered.
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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:
  • Land Surface Temperature
  • Albedo
  • Down-welling Surface Short and Long Wave Fluxes
  • Snow Cover
  • Vegetation parameters (FVC, LAI)
  • Other products, related to soil moisture and evapotranspiration, are under development
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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.  Working Groups and Round Table
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Proceedings
  SESSION 1: CURRENT AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES
 Presentations  Title  Author/Presenter
13 KB  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. GarcĂ­a-Haro
 VALIDATION OF LSA-SAF SNOW COVER PRODUCT  Niilo Siljamo
 STATUS OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE LSA-SAF EVAPOTRANSPIRATION PRODUCT  F. Meulenberghs
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SESSION 2: THE LAND SAF ASSETS FOR GMES
 Presentations  Title  Author/Presenter
13 KB  GMES AND GLOBAL LAND ISSUES  E. BartholomĂ©
 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
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SESSION 3:  INTERFACES WITH OTHER PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS
 Presentations  Title  Author/Presenter
13 KB SPATIALLY COMPLETE GLOBAL SURFACE ALBEDOS DERIVED FROM TERRA/MODIS DATA (abstract)  Michael King
EUMETSAT METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS RELEVANT TO THE LSA SAF Yves Govaerts
THE AATSR LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE (LST) PRODUCT: COMPARISON WITH LSTS FROM SEVIRI Elizabeth Noyes
THE EUMETSAT SATELLITE APPLICATION FACILITY ON SUPPORT TO OPERATIONAL HYDROLOGY
AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Bizzarro Bizzarri
LAND SAF AND H-SAF PRODUCTS AS COMPLIMENTARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR
OPERATIONAL HYDROLOGY
Piotr Struzik
THE SURFACE RADIATION BUDGET FROM THE CMSAF: ALGORITHMS AND VALIDATION RESULTS Rainer Hollman
INTEGRATED SAF PRODUCT (abstract) Andi Watther
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SESSION 4: APPLICATIONS OF LSA SAF PRODUCTS
 Presentations  Title  Author/Presenter
13 KB  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
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