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1 PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 presented by Volker Weidner Manager Marine Observations

2 NL & UK PMO Hamburg (2+1) PMO Rostock (1) PMO Bremerhaven (1) PMO Bremen (1) Areas of Responsibility NZ North Sea Baltic Sea National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006 DWD/Wd March 06

3 National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 Year 2005

4 PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 Increasing effort to encourage VOS National Report

5 Typical geographical distribution of observations by German VOS National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06

6 DWD-policy for quality assurance National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 Training for PMO Training for Observer Regular visits in German ports Support via if requested 1. Training

7 DWD-policy for quality assurance 2. Coding assistance to improve observations Notebook on ships 348 TurboX on Ship-PC Award - Management in 2005 to encourage observers 22 Master/Chief Mates DWD plaque honoured with the DWD plaque 92 Observers awarded with a valuable present 3. Monitoring Processing Surfmar-Blacklist To increase observing activities (e.g. „Begging letters“ ) National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06

8 AWARD-System Observer (Radio Operator) ShipMaster  Observation  1  GTS-Transmission National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06

9 Aneroid barometer Manufacturer: Fuess Typ: 15 PM accuracy: +/- 0,2-0,3 hPa Aneroid barograph Manufacturer: Lambrecht Typ: 290 accuracy: +/- 0,2-0,3 hPa Dr. Müller/Fuess Typ: 78a accuracy: +/- 0,2-0,3 hPa Sling Manufacturer: Eigenbrodt accuracy: +/- 0,2 o C Bucket Manufacturer: Th. Friedrichs accuracy: +/- 0,2 o C National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 Instruments are provided by DWD

10 National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 AWS Automated Weather Station DWD -Typ

11 National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06

12 Cooperation in International Projects National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06 Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme 4 national ASAP units ( 20-feet Container ) : - METEOR (Research Vessel) - HORNBAY - ATLANTIC COMPASS - SL MOTIVATOR Photo: Vaisala Since 2003 integrated in EUCOS-Project „E-ASAP“ Responsible Member: DWD, Projectmanager: Rudolf Krockauer

13 VOSClim - Project 11 VOS are presently engaged Recruiting policy: - scheduled calls at German ports - observation quality in the past - interested observers National Report  Problem: „Self recruiting“ VOS PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06

14 National Report Problem:Administration and Support Problem:Recover of equipment from withdrawn ships Problem:Lack of GTS obse via Globe Wireless Problem:Decreasing interest in observations on board Problem:Expected development of German merchant fleet Problems - solved and unsolved    PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06

15 National Report PMO-III Hamburg 2006DWD/Wd March 06


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