Special Product Generation and Quality Control Session


To identify commonly prioritized quality control and product generation methodologies and organize their introduction to the NORDRAD network. The event will begin with a half-day course focussed on how new QC and product generation algorithms may be introduced to the NORDRAD2 software system. There will also be interaction regarding quality characterization issues as identified within the framework of COST 717.

Local organizing committee

Daniel Michelson, Günther Haase, Chatrine Gyllander


27-28 November, 2003


Folkborgsvägen 1
Norrköping, Sweden


Skyways services Norrköping from Copenhagen. Swedish railways (SJ) services Norrköping frequently, as Norrköping is on the main line between Stockholm and Malmö. There are good daytime connections from Stockholm-Arlanda by train. There is a special train which connects Arlanda (Terminals 2 and 5) with Stockholm Central Station, called Arlanda Express. Other trains (SJ) stop at Sky City which is located between Terminals 4 and 5.

Once in Norrköping, SMHI is accessible by the Nr. 3 tram towards "Klockaretorpet". Ask the conductor to announce the SMHI stop.

Organizing institutes

In addition to the NORDRAD member countries, we warmly welcome participants from neighboring countries Denmark (DMI), Estonia (EMHI), Germany (DWD), Latvia (LHMA) and Lithuania (Meteo.lt) Poland (IMGW), and Russia (Roshydromet). We also warmly encourage interaction with the BALTEX Working Group on Radar, which includes additional members from the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.


Topics and schedule

The programme is designed to identify a number of key areas for common work. Each area shall be dealt with in terms of what algorithms are prioritized and who is able to develop/implement them. The work will then be organized, and issues related to product quality, as identified by COST 717, will also be dealt with.
November 27
8-12: NORDRAD2 software system (coffee at 10:00)

12-13: Lunch

13:00-13:15: Introduction (Daniel Michelson)
13:15-14:30: Calibration Monitoring and Quality Assurance (Asko Huuskonen)
14:30-15:00: Coffee
15:00-17:00: Single-site quality control and basic products (Uta Gjertsen)

18:30: Dinner (Durkslaget)
November 28
8:30-10:00: Higher-order products including composites (Jarmo Koistinen)
10:00-10:30: Coffee
10:30-12:00: Organization of work (Daniel Michelson)

12-13: Lunch

13-15: Quality characterization (Iwan Holleman)
15~16: End of meeting


The guests are kindly requested to arrange their accomodation in time. The organizing committee recommends the Kneippen (a short walk from SMHI), Södra Hotellet, Quality Hotel President, or the Scandic chain. Mention SMHI when you book so that you may make use of our discount.

Paper registration

There will be no papers as such. Instead, there will be moderated sessions devoted to identifying commonly prioritized issues, and to organizing the resulting work in a pragmatic manner. Appropriate session moderators will be appointed by the local organizers. Attendees are, however, asked to bring along material (digital or plastic transparancies) which can be useful to illustrate key issues in the discussions.


Information will be maintained on this page,

Contact address (event):
Daniel Michelson
SE-601 76 Norrköping Sweden
Tel. +46 11 495-8494
Fax. +46 11 495-8001

Last updated: December 1, 2003