Guidance on RCC Products

Functions
This section provides information on training in the use of operational RCC products and services.

Activities

1) Coordinate training for RCC Users in interpretation and use of mandatory RCC products
  • Criteria:
    • Products: survey and analysis of regional training needs, and proposals for training activities.
  • Description:
    • ICPAC conducts training workshops for both the producers and users of climate information on regular basis.
2) Provide information on methodologies and product specifications for mandatory RCC products, and provide guidance on their use
  • Criteria:
    • Products: Manuals, guidance documents and information notes.
    • Update frequency: when methods/products are revised or introduced or discontinued.
  • Description:
    • Manuals are available at ICPAC on methodologies and product specifications on gridded data, climate monitoring and seasonal forecasting.

Technical Training on Hazard assesment using Earth Observation and GIS
The IGAD-DRM in conjunction with United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satelites (UNOSAT) organised an in-country training follow up of a regional level training trining aimed at strengthening the specific need of member countries on disaster risk assessment, hazard monitoring and early warning system using earth observation and geospatial technologies. Click here to download the workshop report



ICPAC REGIONAL DATA MANAGERS Training Manual on data management and rescue

The purpose of data management and DARE Training Course is to provide direction that a meteorological service could follow to recognize, rescue, preserve and digitize climate data that is at risk of loss. This training manual will be used to train the data management staff on the practices... Download manual

ICPAC Operational Climate Assessment Manual

This manual defines how station data are processed to produce climate indices for the dekadal and monthly time scales. The indices are computed by executing FORTRAN PROGRAMS namely:
(i) dekadal.exe computes the 10 day indices;
(ii) monthly.exe computes the monthly indices;
(iii) month3.exe computes the 3 monthly indices... Download the manual


Report of the third training workshop on dynamical climate modeling for the Greater Horn of Africa

This report presents a summary of the proceedings of the 3rd training workshop on dynamical climate modeling for the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) that was held between 6th February – 4th March 2005 at the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), formerly the Drought Monitoring Centre – Nairobi (DMCN) ... Download manual


Report of the second training workshop on dynamical climate modeling for the Greater Horn of Africa

This report is a summary of the proceedings of the 2nd training workshop on dynamical climate modeling for the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) that was held between 1st – 28th February 2004 at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), formerly the Drought Monitoring Centre – Nairobi ... Download manual


Training manual on running and using ICPAC RCC climate models the GSM and the RSM

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