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15-19 October 2012: 6th IPWG meeting
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The 6th International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) meeting was held in Sao José Dos Campos in Brazil from October 15th to October 19th at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). IPWG is part of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites 5CGMS), a program of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Seven people represented Megha-Tropiques at the meeting, covering the whole range of scientific activities. Three oral presentations were given on the mission status, the validation activities and the TOOCAN products and three posters presented the BRAIN validation activities, the algorithm validation activities and the last developments of TAPEER. A special session on Megha-Tropiques was held on Thursday the 18th where a very fruitful discussion took place about error estimates for rain products.The presentations are available on the IPWG web site.
 
 
Last Updated ( Monday, 22 October 2012 )
 
MT dans les Dossiers de la Recherche

Dans le hors série des Dossiers de la Recherche de Juin 2012 (pages 55-59 du hors-série n°49), figure un encart sur Megha-Tropiques à l'occasion d'un article spécial de 4 pages sur la recherche sur les cyclones à Météo-France. L'article est disponible sur le lien suivant :

http://issuu.com/larecherche/docs/meteo-france_cyclones_bat_pdf_bd

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http://comprendre.meteofrance.com/pedagogique/larecherche/recherche?document_id=26773&portlet_id=80548 

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 September 2012 )
 
17 july 2012: begining of the second phase of the Radio-Sounding Campaign
The first Radio-Sounding Campaign dedicated to MT-SAPHIR based Water Vapor products validation covered the 29th May - 11th June (15 days) thanks  to a lot of support from ASECNA (Agence pour la SECurité de la NAvigation Aerienne en Afrique et Madagascar). See an example of trajectory of a radio-souding here .
The second phase of this Campaign is aimed at sampling the moister atmosphere in the heart of the African Monsson and will cover the 17th July - 2nd August period. Every day a pair of radio sounding is launched in synchronization with Megha-Tropiques overpasses. The 2 RS are launched 35 min apart to allow simultaneous sampling of the lower and upper part of the troposphere while MT is overpassing.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 )
 
5th GPM-Ground Validation workshop, Toronto, Canada, July 10-12, 2012
Marielle Gosset and Nicolas Viltard were representing the Megha-Tropiques mission at the 5th GPM-Ground Validation workshop in Toronto, Canada. The workshop took place at Environment Canada from the 10th to the 12th of July and held about 80 participants from all over the world. Two presentation were given on behalf of the Megha-Tropiques Science team, one on the mission status update and the other one on the validation activities.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 )
 
6 July 2012: the last radar images of the current MTGV campaign in Africa

Special web pages are available on the current validation campaign of MT on the Super site of Ouagadougou. In particular you can see the latest radar quicklooks:

http://meghatropiques.ipsl.polytechnique.fr/2012-africa-validation-campaign.html 

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 July 2012 )
 
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