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Impact of radiosonde observation accuracy on forecasting convection and precipitation type

Impact of radiosonde observation accuracy on forecasting convection and precipitation type
​Radiosonde soundings serve as the fundamental method for retrieving detailed vertical profiles of the atmosphere. The high accuracy and consistency of the measurement is critical for radiosonde applications.

This webinar explains how small measurement inaccuracies propagate into meteorological indices used in forecasting convective weather and thunderstorms. A second topic on winter forecasting illustrates how accuracy of temperature and humidity profiles affect the interpretation of atmospheric conditions and forecasting precipitation type on the ground.
 
In this webinar you will learn about

  • Prediction of convection and thunderstorms from radiosonde profiles
  • How meteorological indices predict thunderstorms
  • Impact of radiosonde humidity and temperature accuracy on meteorological indices
  • Prediction of winter precipitation type from radiosonde profiles
  • Impact of radiosonde humidity and temperature accuracy on winter forecasting
Speakers:
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Matti Lehmuskero  Application Manager at Vaisala with over 15 years of experience in sounding systems and radiosondes.  He has worked in research and development projects, product management, and sales projects. Matti has a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Joensuu.

 
 

Raisa Lehtinen  is a Senior Scientist at Vaisala with 13 years of experience in atmospheric remote sensing and over 5 years in sounding systems and radiosondes. She has worked in several research and development projects, including GPS/GNSS navigation, software and algorithms development, and analysis of measurement accuracy. Raisa has a Master's degree in Technical Physics from the Aalto University in Espoo, Finland.

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