Basic Satellite Course: Identify cloud types and their characteristics


The course aims to give an overview on the basics of satellite meteorology: image analysis i.e. the interpretation of patterns in satellite images that are related to various meteorological phenomena. The course is asynchronous, which means that you can take it at your own pace as all the lectures are pre-prepared.

Quizzes are made for you to check your level of understanding.

In this part of the course you will not only learn more about the identification of clouds such as Stratus, Cumulus and Cirrus from satellite images, and you will also discover various methods to derive cloud height information. Microphysical properties of clouds like cloud phase and cloud particle size are also addressed.

Note: all resources are provided as an external link which redirects you to where you will need to create a user account in order to gain access to the course. Once you register you can navigate through the modules inside the Moodle page.