4-6 Jul 2019 Waterloo, ON (Canada)


SMRT is a new active/passive microwave model for seasonal snow and sea-ice developed in the framework of an ESA project aiming at exploring the role of snow microstructure and unifying the ingredients of existing model/theories (MEMLS, DMRT-QMS, HUT, ...).


The aim of this 2.5 day workshop (Thu 4th July morning to Sat 6th noon) is to provide a general introduction to snow microwave modelling and a specific introduction to SMRT. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to use the SMRT model and compare different modelling approaches (e.g. IBA, DMRT, ...). In particular, lectures, practicals and discussions will cover:

  • Snow microstructure and its impact on microwave scattering
  • Different electromagnetic theories to compute scattering from random media
  • Methods to solve the radiative transfer equation
  • Modular approach to SMRT to allow easy model intercomparisons (DMRT, MEMLS, HUT, ...)
  • How you can extend SMRT and contribute to build the next generation microwave community model
  • Applications of SMRT

Support will be offered to help participants use SMRT for their own research.

Venue & Registration

The registration is open until 21 May 2019, follow the link "My registration on the left menu". The number of participants is limited to 30.

More information on the venue will be posted later here. Stay tuned!

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