G-WADI experts train on the use of the PERSIANN Satellite Rainfall Product in Bangkok, Thailand

Nov. 6, 2015
CHRS Meeting

Experts from the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS), at the University of California Irvine, participated and instructed in a capacity building workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Kuolin Hsu and postdoctoral scholar Phu D. Nguyen trained participants on the use of the PERSIANN satellite precipitation product for rainfall monitoring applications.

The ASEAN Network Technical Training Workshop was held on 1 and 2 October at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering in Bangkok brought academics, scientists, policy-makers and researchers for an information-sharing and learning session, particularly on the potential benefit of satellite-based rainfall applications in ASEAN countries.

Ten researchers from Indonesia, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Philippines participated in this two-day technical training, along with more than 10 Thai researchers from the Thai Meteorological Department, Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi’s Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, as well as Chulalongkorn University.

A key focus of the training was PERSIANN, "Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks," developed at the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS), a system used to monitor and estimate precipitation through satellites.