Climate Data Records from Satellites: A Metrological Approach

Specialism: Specialist

Skill Level: Intermediate Level

Delivery Method: e-Learning

Duration: Approx. 1 Day

Course Status: Available

Price: Free

Course description

This one-day e-learning course provides a structured approach to metrology to support fundamental climate data products from satellites. The course provides a step-by-step guide to considering the uncertainties and error correlation structures associated with satellite Earth observation data. The focus is on the level 1 products of passive radiometric sensors, though the core principles also apply to active sensors and to level 2 and higher-level products generated from a metrologically-rigorous level 1 product. The course consists of two modules:

  • Module 1 introduces the key principles of uncertainty analysis as they apply to satellite level 1 products
  • Module 2 builds on this to give a step-by-step guide for generating a fundamental climate data record

Who is it for?

All those involved in earth observation from satellites, including those making and using level 1 data records. This course is complementary to the ‘Uncertainty analysis for Earth observation’ course, which focusses more on the calibration of field instruments used for in situ validation of satellite data. If you wish to do both courses, then we recommend starting with ‘Uncertainty analysis for Earth observation’.

Further Information

Certificate Type: This course provides a certificate.
Available as open course: No
Available as in-house course: No

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Learning outcomes

After this course, learners will:

  • Understand the role of metrology in the analysis of historical satellite data
  • Understand the key principles of uncertainty analysis as they apply to satellite level 1 products
  • Be familiar with the steps presented for generating a fundamental climate data record

Date(s) of next course

Available at any time

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