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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water SWFDP - Eastern Africa Regional Training Workshop on Severe Weather Forecasting and Warning Services Bujumbura, Burundi, November 2013 Goals/Objectives and Programme Peter Chen WMO Secretariat, C/DPFS Division, WDS WMO; WDS/DPFSwww.wmo.int WMO

2 2 D1-AM - Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Introduction to Training Workshop WMO Schedule of the workshop programme Goal, objectives, and contents The course lecturers Introducing ourselves to each other

3 3 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Course Schedule WMO Daily working hours 09:00 – 12:30 – 14:00 – 17:30 Breaks –30 minutes (mid-AM, mid-PM) Lunch 12:30 – 14:00 (except Wed. - lunch break: 12:00-13:00)

4 4 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme … please … WMO … switch off mobile phones during the presentation and practical sessions … turn PC monitors off during presentation sessions … except for access-demo’s

5 4 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme … emergency exit … WMO note the emergency fire exit procedures Leave Immediately!

6 5 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Goal WMO To provide, in a training environment, a forum for exchange of experiences and technical information, as a basis for improving the provision of weather forecasts, emphasizing prediction of weather hazards, to support warning services. Within the framework of the SWFDP

7 6 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Course Objectives WMO GDPFS and Sat (1 st week) To update and broaden the knowledge of staff responsible for operational forecasting and development, to ensure the access and optimal use of existing NWP/EPS and satellite-based products with emphasis on forecasting hazardous weather conditions PWS (2 nd week) To provide knowledge of a broad range of topics related to improved PWS, emphasizing the delivery of warning services to media and disaster manager authorities

8 7 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Topics included in 1 st week (forecasting) WMO Review of NWP and operational weather forecasting Probabilities and probabilistic forecasting Detecting, monitoring, forecasting hazardous weather Atmospheric stability Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) NWP and EPS products Verification and performance Application of NWP products to severe weather forecasting (medium-range and short-range) Presentations by participants …more…

9 8 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Topics included in 1st week (forecasting) WMO Satellite basics Case studies WMO “GDPFS” Programme Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) SWFDP in Eastern Africa Course review

10 9 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme The Course Team (1 st week) WMO Hamza Kabelwa (Tanzania) Vincent Sakwa (Kenya) Joseph Kagenyi (Kenya) Richard Jones (WMO Consultant) Peter Chen (WMO Secretariat) Using « Socratic » Method …

11 10 Training Workshop Goals, Objectives and Programme Introducing Ourselves WMO Name and nationality Meteorological background NWP/EPS and sat-based products that you currently use in your every day work Severe weather warnings issued by your office and which customers these warnings go to A topic you need better understanding Other interesting facts about yourself …


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