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Page 1© Crown copyright 2004 Welcome! SWFDP – RA1 Sub-project Severe Weather Forecasting in Africa using NWP Products WMO CBS-DPFS RSMC Pretoria, SAWS.

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1 Page 1© Crown copyright 2004 Welcome! SWFDP – RA1 Sub-project Severe Weather Forecasting in Africa using NWP Products WMO CBS-DPFS RSMC Pretoria, SAWS Met Office/ACMAD NCEP ECMWF Ian Lisk – Course Director

2 Page 2© Crown copyright 2004 Course Administration Course Aim and Contents The course team Introducing yourself Questions. Course Introduction

3 Page 3© Crown copyright 2004 Course Administration Working hours 0900 to 1700 Breaks 15 minutes mid-morning 15 minutes mid-afternoon Lunch

4 Page 4© Crown copyright 2004 Emergencies… Fire Alarm Leave building by nearest available exit Toilets Across entrance hall on other side of building Smoking Is permitted only outside of SAWS building.

5 Page 5© Crown copyright 2004 …switch off mobile phones during the presentation and practical sessions … turn PC monitors off during presentation sessions … talk quietly when in entrance hall – the SAWS building is open-plan. Please…

6 Page 6© Crown copyright 2004 To enable African forecasters to be able to effectively access and utilise deterministic and probabilistic NWP products to more accurately forecast severe weather events. SWFDP-RA1 implementation plan Course website Course timetable Course objectives Course notes CD-ROM of PowerPoint presentations Course review. Course Aim and Contents

7 Page 7© Crown copyright 2004 The course team Peter Chen, WMO Secretariat Ian Lisk, UK Met Office Paul Davies, UK Met Office Ralph Petersen, US Ervin Zsoter, ECMWF Dr. Vadlamani Kumar, US

8 Page 8© Crown copyright 2004 Over to you.. Name and nationality Meteorological background NWP products that you currently use in your every day work Severe weather warnings issued by your office and what customers these warnings go to Non work-related interesting fact about yourself…

9 Page 9© Crown copyright 2004 Any questions so far?


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