CEOP-AEGIS 2011 Advanced Training Programme (Version 21 April 2011) Date: 17-19 May, 2011 Place: China Meteorological Administration, Beijing Introduction The objective of the advanced training course is to introduce the stakeholders/participants from China and Asian countries to the CEOP-AEGIS project results related to in-situ and earth observation, retrievals and modeling of land surface processes and land-atmosphere interactions with emphasis on the Tibetan Plateau. The course will include short theory, instruments, validation, retrievals and modeling and applications. Practical sessions will be organized with hands-on exercises with data collected in different work packages. Lecturers are experts responsible for the relevant project tasks. Furthermore, this occasion will provide a feedback to the CEOP-AEGIS consortium from the stakeholders of the project. The advanced training course will take place in CMA, Beijing, in the period 17-19 May 2011. The programme will cover available products in CEOP-AEGIS project according to the relevance for the stakeholders. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations and exercises in 3 days. The target group is senior technical staff of the stakeholder institutions, like meteorological and water agencies of China and other Asia countries. Furthermore, PhD students, MSc students, and postdocs maybe admitted when there will be available places. Language of the course: English (teaching material and presentations) with Chinese translation when necessary.Remark: the first day concentrates on: 1.) Information about the whole project 2.) Measurement/simple observation techniques with focus on the analysis of measured dataDAY 1: TUESDAY (17 MAY) REF. LECTURERS Remark08:00-08:30 REGISTRATION CMA Official (Dr. Yuping Opening & Overview of the08:30-09:00 Yan)/ITC representative training course (Dr. Zoltán Vekerdy) D1L1 + CEOP-AEGIS Lecture Project introduction: CEOP-09:00-9:30 Management (Prof. Li Jia, AEGIS Prof. Massimo Menenti) Ground-based observations: D1L2 (Prof. Yaoming Ma) Lecture9:30-10:30 measurement variables and sites10:30-11:00 Coffee break – group picture11:00-12:00 Satellite observations: fractional D1L3 (Prof. Guangjian Yan) Lecture cover, leaf area index12:00-13:30 Lunch13:30-14:30 Satellite observations: land surface D1L4 (Prof. Qinhuo Liu; Prof. Lecture temperature Zhao-Liang Li)14:30-15:30 Satellite observations: snow D1L5 (Prof. Jian Wang) Lecture15:30-16:00 Coffee break16:00-17:30 CEOP-AEGIS data portal D1E (Dr. Jérȏme Colin) Lecture/Exercise17:30-19:30 Ice breaker (all participants)
Remark: The second day concentrates on observation for surface hydrological parametersDAY 2: WEDNESDAY (18 MAY) REF. LECTURER Remark 08:30-9:30 Energy balance & evaporation D2L1 (Prof. Bob Su) 9:30-10:30 Energy balance & evaporation D2E1 (Dr. Zoltán Vekerdy) (Exercise)10:30-11:00 Coffee break11:30-12:30 Energy balance & evaporation D2E2 (Dr. Zoltán Vekerdy) (Exercise)12:30-14:00 Lunch14:00-15:00 Soil moisture D2L2 (Prof. Bob Su)15:00-16:00 Soil moisture time series: D2E3 (Dr. Zoltán Vekerdy) Hands-on exercise15:45-16:15 Coffee break16:15-18:00 Soil moisture time series: D2E4 (Dr. Zoltán Vekerdy) Hands-on exerciseRemark: The third day concentrates on the integration of information for water balance related applications:drought monitoring, and feedbacks for practical applications of CEOP-AEGIS results.DAY 3: THURSDAY (19 MAY) REF. LECTURER Remark 08:30-09:30 Satellite based drought D3L1 (Prof. Li Jia) Lecture monitoring 09:30-10:30 Satellite based drought D3E1 (Prof. Li Jia) Exercise monitoring (Exercise)10:30-11:00 Coffee break11:00-12:00 Satellite based drought D3E2 (Prof. Li Jia) Exercise monitoring (Exercise)12:00-13:30 Lunch13:30-15:30 Feedback session on practical D3F3 CMA & all lecturers & all challenges participants15:30-16:00 Coffee break16:00-18:00 Feedback session about D3F4 CMA & all lecturers & all possible implementation of participants CEOP-AEGIS results in practice 18:00-18:30 CLOSING CMA & CEOP-AEGIS Requests All lectures are required to provide lecture materials and practicals for the course and for posting on the CEOP-AEGIS website. All participants are expected to prepare cases related to their own applications. ITC and CMA will provide technical assistance. CMA is the local host to provide logistical support. Deadline for materials: 2 weeks before the start of the course. Applications: 1 month before the start of the course. Course fee: Free for participants invited by the CEOP-AEGIS consortium. All others are to be charged for costs. Accommodation, local transport and meals: Free for participants invited by the CEOP-AEGIS consortium. All others are to be charged for costs.