Group picture on Day1
The opportunistic usage of attenuation data from commercial microwave link (CML) networks for hydrometeorological applications has seen increasing adaption over the last years. This additional rainfall information can be a valuable complement to existing rain gauge and radar observation or it can provide significantly improved spatial coverage of rainfall observations in data scarce regions.
Objectives of the symposium
1. Present and discuss the newest research results
2. Foster exchange between the involved research groups
3. Initiate discussion with stakeholder, e.g. hydrological services and cellular operators
4. Identify pathways towards operational usage
On Day1 the research groups involved in hydrometeorological usage of data from CML networks will give an overview of the current state of the art. In addition stakeholders will be able to present their view on the usage of CML data and on tackling the hydrometeorological challenge of rainfall observation in general. Day1 will present the unique opportunity for researchers and stakeholder to discuss requirements and pathways for future hydrometeorological CML applications.
On Day2 and Day3 researchers will present and discuss specific topics of the hydrometeorological usage of data from CML networks, e.g. processing methods, spatial reconstruction, data fusion, data formats, benchmark data sets, standard performance metrics, naming conventions, etc.. Discussion rounds will also focus on potential future collaborations and joint proposals.
Day4 will be used to conclude the tasks from Day2 and Day3 and to wrap-up.