This training kit provides teaching and self-learning resources for teachers and students on the use of software and methods to analyse satellite-derived climate data records. You will teach and learn how to use satellite data to measure and predict climate change. You will work with climate data records spanning 40 years of observations to quantify the recent drought events and forecast their return period.
The training kit is provided in English and is designed for teachers desiring to include it in their curricula or students looking for self-study material. The study load is estimated to be about 56 hours.
- A reference document on the main operations of the Climate Analysis Toolbox (Cate) of the ESA Climate Change Initiative. Download.
- A tutorial using the Graphical User Interface of ESA's Climate Analysis Toolbox (Cate). Download.
- A skill development package, that contains:
- Introduction lecture to climate and climate change. Download.
- An additional reading document to understand climate change. Download.
- An additional reading document describing all Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). Download.
- A lecture on drought monitoring, which aims to prepare students to use climate data records of soil moisture in ESA's Climate Analysis Toolbox (Cate). Download.
- A lecture on drought indicators, which aims to showcase the knowledge gained in the lecture on drought monitoring using real data. Download.
- Two exercises on drought:
- An advanced lecture on frequency analysis of climate data records. Download.
- A simple exercise of frequency analysis; calculate the return period of drought events. Download. Data.
- An assignment enabling students to deepen their knowledge and teachers to assess the students. Download. Data (soil moisture). Data (rainfall).
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