Precipitation Estimation and Analysis Using Remotely Sensed Information / July 8 - 10, 2020

Location: University of California - Irvine, UC Irvine

Matin Rahnamay Naeini / University of California, Irvine
Phu Nguyen / University of California, Irvine
Kuo-lin Hsu / University of California, Irvine
Soroosh Sorooshian / University of California, Irvine
Amir AghaKouchak / University of California, Irvine
Mojtaba Sadegh / Boise State University
Yang Hong / University of Oklahoma

Applications for this new workshop are now open! Click here to read more and to apply. 

This training workshop will provide graduate students and early career scientists with formal instruction on the theory behind global scale precipitation estimation  products, specifically focusing on the Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information Using Artificial Neural Networks (PERSIANN) dataset. Preference will be given to applicants in the Academic and Nonprofit sectors. 

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to remotely sensed precipitation data and PERSIANN dataset
  • Hands on practice working with different platforms for downloading and analyzing PERSIANN dataset
  • Hands on practice with the PERISANN data portal
  • Introduction to bias adjustment, and hands on bias adjustment of precipitation data
  • Introduction to multivariate analysis and hands on activity with PERSIANN dataset

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Requirements: 
    • Basic programming in MATLAB
    • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Eligibility:
    • Current and incoming graduate students, post-docs, academics, and professionals working in hydrology or atmospheric science fields are encouraged to apply.


  • More information available soon. 

Student Travel Grants: 

  • CUAHSI has a limited number of student travel grants available to graduate students and post docs enrolled in U.S. universities at the time of registration on a first-come, first-served basis for accepted students to help defray the cost of travel to the course. The travel grant can be used to cover domestic travel-related expenses and will be issued as a reimbursement after the completion of the workshop; all costs must be paid up front. 

Participants must apply to attend this workshop. Applications will be accepted beginning February 6th, 2020. Complete applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm EDT on Wednesday March 25th.

To apply for this workshop, click here.