Satellite-based short range weather prediction with special emphasize on high impact events

Short Description

The proposed project SATIN aims at the development of a (very) short range weather forecasting (nowcasting) system which makes extensive use of satellite data. Such a satellite-based system has the potential to overcome the problem of a 'conventional' nowcasting system.

The latter uses radar data and station measurements and might suffer from a sparse distribution of the stations and poor radar coverage. The capability and skill of the satellite-based nowcasting system to forecast high impact weather events, especially heavy precipitation, will be investigated on different temporal and spatial scales and evaluated with respect to best practices in using satellite data.

The sensitivity of state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction models, which are an integrated part of the satellite-based nowcasting approach, on the use of various satellite data in the data assimilation system will allow for recommendations for further use and provision of satellite products.

Project Partners


Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)

Contact Address

Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)
Hohe Warte 38
A-1190 Vienna