Kidd lectures on precipitation technology in Brazil

Associate research scientist Chris Kidd lectured in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, last month, during a training session for the International Precipitation Working Group.

At the groups sixth international workshop, Kidd’s seminar was part of the “New and Emerging Technologies, Sensors, and Datasets for Precipitation” training course which ran from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19.

Kidd also chaired a discussion session titled “Validation, Verification, and Uncertainty,” and another discussion dealing with the future plans for the organization.

Formed in 2001, the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) is a working group co-sponsored by the Coordination Group of Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The IPWG serves as a discussion forum where scientists from around the globe – mostly those who study precipitation data from satellites – can collaborate and establish international connections.