1 International Summer Snowfall Workshop (2017)

Connecting snowfall scattering and remote sensing scientists
  • When Jun 28, 2017 08:30 AM to Jun 30, 2017 09:30 AM (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, Cologne
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The International Summer Snowfall Workshop (ISSW) is a new workshop format for the international scientific community working on ground- and space-based observations, retrievals, and radiative transfer related to snowfall. This new snowfall workshop was inspired by the successful series of International Workshops on Space-based Snowfall Measurements (IWSSM; Bennartz et al. 2011), the latest of which (IWSSM-5) was held concurrently with the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) meeting in Bologna, Italy, in 2016.

The new biennial ISSW is not intended to replace the IWSSM but rather to provide a forum to discuss specific urgent research topics related to snowfall that have been identified at larger meetings. The first ISSW was held at the University of Cologne, in Cologne, Germany during June 2017. The workshop was attended by about 50 scientists from various universities, research institutions, and weather services in the United States and Europe. The focus topic of this first workshop was the characterization of scattering properties of ice and snow particles at the recommendation of the last joint IWSSM–IPWG meeting in Bologna.



group picture of the participants to the first ISSW 2017 in Cologne