Nicolosi, Italy

Convective and Volcanic Clouds (CVC) Detecting, Monitoring and Modeling

online course
when 2 October 2023 - 8 October 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1250

The school topics will range from satellite instruments such as IR sensors or GPS radio occultations to aircraft measuremtents like lidar and radar, from study of ash and SO2 clouds to tropical cyclones, mediterranean hurricanes, land and maritime convection. The purpose of the School is to train students with primary research interest in techniques allowing to detect, monitor, and model convective and volcanic clouds, to gain knowledge of the instruments and satellite missions (present and future) and to be able to support such kind of studies.

Course leader

Riccardo Biondi (

Target group

Early stage researchers, PhD students and master students in remote sensing, volcanology studies, meteorological studies, atmospheric physics
Pilots and aviation managers

Course aim

Attending the school you will get an overview of the state of the art techniques and methods for detecting and monitoring the volcanic and convective clouds, you will know the different instruments and platforms allowing us to get the best performance in detecting such kind of clouds, you will be projected to the future learning about new missions planned for solving the main issues on these fields, you will be involved in real applications as early warming systems and modeling, you will directly analize the data.

Fee info

EUR 1250: The full board registration fee includes accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, teaching material, and excursion to the Etna’s summit central craters. Every meal will be served in a different restaurant with typical local dishes, accommodation will be in B&B double room with quality and services equivalent to *** hotel.
EUR 250: Online format