International Training Course on Radar Meteorology


 International Training Course on Radar Meteorology
International Training Course on Radar Meteorology will be organized by the WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC) Nanjing, China, and sponsored by China Meteorological Administration (CMA).
1.       Objectives
Through the training, the participants will have a good understanding of the primary knowledge and have a good command of application of radar in meteorology.
2.      Dates and Venue
11-22 June 2012, WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC) Nanjing,China.
3.      Course Contents
The Training Course will brief participants with weather radar operation in China, and provide participants with fundamental knowledge on radar meteorology and weather radar application, which mainly cover introduction of radar meteorology, weather radar working principle, hydrometer scattering and weather radar equation, attenuation and relevant issues, refraction and relevant issues, radar reflectivity factors and analysis, radial velocity, spectrum width and interpretation, rainfall estimation, wind retrieval, radar data application in severe weather nowcast, dual-polarization weather radar and relevant products and the application, radar data quality control, storm case analysis and etc.
4.      Training Format
Seminars on special topics, practical sessions, discussion, participant’s presentation, etc.
5.      Language of Instruction
The course will be conducted in English.
6.      Targeted Trainees
Meteorologists engaged in operational work or research relevant to radar meteorology and weather forecast from developing countries.
7Participant’s Qualifications for Admission
Participants are required:
1)      to be specialized in meteorology and with a minimum of one year professional experience;
2)      to be in good physical health with no infectious diseases. Physically fit to fulfill all course activities; candidates with limited physical mobility will not be accepted;
3)      to be proficient in English;
4)      not to bring family members to the training seminar in principle;
5)      to observe all the laws, rules and regulations of People’s Republic of China and respect the Chinese customs during the training period.
8Application and Admission
1) The applicants must be meteorologists who are working in the operational work or research relevant to radar meteorology and weather forecast from Meteorological and Hydrological Services of developing countries. The nominated candidates are requested to submit the Application Forms together with evidence of English proficiency to the WMO RTC Nanjing China for examination and endorsement.
2)      Admission Notices will be issued to the accepted participants by e-mail by the RTC Nanjing. With the Admission Notices, the participants are requested to go through all the necessary formalities for entering China and bring all the documents (Admission Notices, Application Forms) to the WMO RTC Nanjing China on the registration date of 10 June 2012.
3)      Only accepted applicants that receive the Admission Notices endorsed by the WMO RTC Nanjing China can participate in the training course.
9. Training Expenses
1)      Tuition fee is free for all the accepted participants that receive the endorsed Admission Notices by the WMO RTC Nanjing China. 
2)      Due to limited funds, the WMO RTC Nanjing China can provide local support such as accommodation, meals, local transportation in Nanjing, and train ticket from Nanjing to Beijing for 20 participants only. Normally one applicant from each developing country or two applicants from each Least Developed Country are endorsed by the WMO RTC Nanjing China for the local support.
3)      Other accepted applicants or their respective governments need to cover their accommodation (50 USD per day per person) and meals (20 USD per day per person) during the training period.
4)      The international travel costs including round trip tickets, transit fares and subsistence allowance during the travel are to be covered by the participants’ employers or other resources.
5)      The expenses of visa, medical care, insurances and domestic salaries for the participants should be borne by the participants’ employers.
10. Insurance
The organizer of the Training Course on Radar Meteorology does not hold any responsibility for such risks as loss of life, accidents, illness, and loss of property incurred during the whole period of participation in the training seminar.
11. Liaison Information
Attn: Mr. Wang Yong
WMO Nanjing Regional Training Centre
Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, 210044, P. R. China
Tel: (86 25) 58731404
Fax: (86 25) 57010085