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Mon, 06 Oct


ESSL Research and Training Centre

Course: Forecasting Severe Convection (FSC 2025 autumn edition)

The course will translate leading-edge science and forecasting concepts into the practical forecasting needs for warning forecasters.

Course: Forecasting Severe Convection (FSC 2025 autumn edition)
Course: Forecasting Severe Convection (FSC 2025 autumn edition)

Time & Location

06 Oct 2025, 10:00 – 10 Oct 2025, 13:00

ESSL Research and Training Centre, Bräunlichgasse 6a, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria

About the event

“Basic concepts of (severe) convection forecasting are introduced  with an emphasis on the ingredients based methodology. For each  ingredient I will present its importance for the convection along its  diagnosis and prognosis. A special emphasis is put on the identification  of “lift” or the process of convective initiation. After the basic  ingredients, we are going to look into vertical wind shear, especially  on its influence on the different organisational forms of convection  (single cells, multicells, supercells). For each form, we are going to  investigate its basic conceptual model and relate it to the potential  for severe weather. Further, we will concentrate on the synoptic and  mesoscale patterns that are supportive of severe convection and negative  factors that may degrade the severe convection risk. In the end, we are  going to look at different types of severe weather, their link to the  large-scale conditions and individual storm types.”

The four afternoon exercises will deal with interesting cases of severe convection in Europe. Dr. Tomáš Púčik: “Afternoon exercises will involve forecasting convection either in the  current situation or using past cases for different parts of Europe in  the groups. After the forecast, a discussion will follow with an  emphasis on the subject that was studied during the morning”.

Lecture and exercise times: Mon 10:00 – 17:00 Tue 09:00 – 17:00 Wed 09:00 – 17:00 Thu 09:00 – 17:00 Fri 09:00 – 13:00, optional Testimonials 14:00 to 16:00

At the end of the course you will receive a participation certificate.

Additionally, you may take an exam to obtain a Testimonial. Deadline for testimonial registration is one week ahead of the course. 


  • Course FSC I spring edition

    Registration fee for course "Forecasting Severe Convection". Deadline for EARLY fees: 30 May 2025

    From €1,190.00 to €1,790.00
    • €1,790.00
    • €1,390.00
    • €1,590.00
    • €1,190.00



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