by Pilar Gumà Claramunt and Alexander Myagkov

Pilar Gumà Claramunt (ESR3) and Alexander Myagkov (ESR8) were hosted during the last summer for a secondment at METEK (Elmshorn, Germany) that lasted for a month and three weeks respectively. This period has been very profitable for both metekof them in working closely with the cloud radar MIRA-36 and, especially, with the radar data processing. The focus has been the well understanding of the radar measurements and the discussion and implementation of new polarimetric and spectral methods in the radar data processing chain. These new algorithms are now under evaluation and will be implemented at the fellow’s sites (Potenza and Leipzig). Special data formats were developed in order to save the new parameters. Besides the intensive work, the fellows had the opportunity to visit Hamburg and to reach the Elbe river by bikes. Both fellows are very grateful to Matthias Bauer-Pfundstein, Alexander Partus and the whole METEK team for all their support and help during this very interesting and fruitful period.