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8th to 10th of May 2013: 1st International CHUVA meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil
From 8th to 10th of May 2013, A. Martini and N. Viltard participated in the 1st International CHUVA meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The meeting was meant to discuss the first results from this series of field campaigns taking place in various regions of Brazil. The main purpose of CHUVA is to characterize the wide variety of the Brazilian climates and is thus an excellent test bed for rain validation. The main instrument of interest here is an polarimetric X-band radar that can be used for both product validation (rain) and algorithm validation (microphysics using Particles IDentification). Two presentations were given by the Megha-Tropiques representatives, one on product validation (Viltard et al) and one on algorithm validation (Martini et al.). 
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 May 2013 )
 
1st MTGV workshop on Satellite Rainfall Validation Methodologies and Hydrological Applications
The 1st MTGV workshop on Satellite Rainfall Validation Methodologies and Hydrological Applications will be held in Toulouse, France, 25-27 th september 2013; please save the date - more information will be posted soon on how to register for participation. 
 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 April 2013 )
 
GPM Science Team Meeting, Annapolis, MD, 18-21 March 2013
The US GPM science team meeting just took place near Washington DC. It was the first time this renewed group of investigators met. Drs Viltard and Roca participated to the event as usual (the french MT scientists are part of the team through a no-cost proposal since 2007). And it was a great opportuniy to update the international science community on the status of the Megha-Tropiques mission. The MT presentation can be found here .
This meeting also confirmed the insolent TRMM life expectancy (expected to acquire data up to 2017) and the readiness for launch of the GPM core in Feb 2014. As far as the GPM constellation is concerned it now includes around 10 platforms since the 183GHz sounders are fully now endorsed as useful measurements for rain estimation. This of course includes the SAPHIR instrument and the alike MHS, ATMS etc... Please also note the new multimedia materials made available to communicate about GPM that can be easily found on the GPM web site .
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 March 2013 )
 
January 2013: 6th Megha-Tropiques Technical Memorandum (MTTM) published
This Megha-Tropiques Technical Memorandum n°6 explains how to predict accurately the rendez-vous conditions between Megha-Tropiques and TERRA, in the frame of the coincidence campaign between ScaRaB on MT and CERES in PAPS mode on TERRA .
 
17-19 december 2012: Indo-French Megha-Tropiques scientific workshop in Bangalore
An indo-french Megha-Tropiques scientific workshop has been held in India, at ISRO Headquarters in Bangalore, from 17th to 19th December 2012. 37 french scientists have attended the workshop as well numerous indian colleagues (photo). The preliminary Megha-Tropiques data analysis and results have been presented one year after the launch. These encouraging results are supportive of a full release of the data sets in the coming weeks. A communiqué by the two spaces agencies, ISRO and CNES will be soon released with details on the calendar. Note also that the delegation was kindly invited at the french consulate in Bangalore where the consul, Mr Eric Lavertu and the new attaché for science and technology Dr Jenifer Clark, provided a warm welcome to the french scientists. 
Last Updated ( Friday, 11 January 2013 )
 
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