Convective vertical velocity is crucial for understanding cloud-precipitation systems, yet direct observations of convective vertical velocity are currently limited. Geostationary satellite measurements with high spatiotemporal coverage can illustrate characteristics of cloud-precipitation by estimating vertical velocity at the cloud top from the temporal rate of change of brightness temperatures in the infrared window channel.
In this project, you will estimate convective cloud top vertical velocity using Himawari-8/9 satellite data available at 2 km resolution every 10 minutes over Northern Australia since July 2015.
Requirements: The candidate should have a basic understanding of atmospheric processes and some knowledge of programming in MATLAB, Python, etc. is desirable.
If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.