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The Development of NMHSs Khaled M. Shuaibi Fourth Technical Conference on Management of Meteorological and Hydrological Services in RA II 5 – 9 February.

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1 The Development of NMHSs Khaled M. Shuaibi Fourth Technical Conference on Management of Meteorological and Hydrological Services in RA II 5 – 9 February 2007 Director of Meteorology Department and PR. Of Kuwait with WMO Kuwait National Meteorology Center

2 Focus of Presentation Background Framework for Establishing Met. Services Structure of NMHSs Achievements of Kuwait National Meteorology Centre Conclusion

3 National Meteorology and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) The mission is to provide weather forecasts and warnings to insure protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy The Need for Timely and Accurate Information Kuwait National Meteorology Center

4 How important is the weather information to the public?. Kuwait National Meteorology Center Saves lives Reduces property losses Speeds economic recovery when an emergency occurs

5 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Knowledge + Acquire information resources Technical understanding Accurate analysis & QC Fast Communicating channels Interested End Users good weather information

6 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Knowledge Specialized Certificate Specialized Certificate WMO Rules and Regulations WMO Rules and Regulations Continuous Trainings Continuous Trainings ٍStudies and Researches ٍStudies and Researches

7 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Observation Stations Observation Stations Using State of Art Communication Technologies: Using State of Art Communication Technologies: (GTS, SADIS, Weather Radar, Satellite) (GTS, SADIS, Weather Radar, Satellite) Acquire information resources

8 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Specialized Information Technology Specialized Information Technology Using Programming Techniques Using Programming Techniques Powerful data base tools Powerful data base tools Well Trained Staff Well Trained Staff Technical understanding

9 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Applying Quality Control Systems Applying Quality Control Systems Using New Analysis Methods (Models) Using New Analysis Methods (Models) Such As: (Numerical Weather Prediction Analysis ) (Numerical Weather Prediction Analysis ) (Regional Climate Prediction) (Regional Climate Prediction) (Local Area Forecast System) (Local Area Forecast System) Well Trained Staff Well Trained Staff Accurate analysis & QC

10 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Internet Web Sites Internet Web Sites Media Media Mobile Phones (SMS, MMS) Mobile Phones (SMS, MMS) Hot Line Communication Hot Line Communication 24h Recorded Messages 24h Recorded Messages Satellites Satellites Display Stations Display Stations Fast Communicating channels

11 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The Simple Equation For providing good weather information Realizing End Users Realizing End Users Specific Needs Specific Needs Improved Cooperation With End Users Improved Cooperation With End Users Establishing closer collaboration Establishing closer collaboration Essence of overcoming challenges Essence of overcoming challenges Interested End Users

12 Meteorological Data Processing National and Regional Perspective of Socio- economic benefits of weather, climate and water resources Kuwait National Meteorology Center

13 Meteorological Data Processing National and Regional Perspective of Socio-economic benefits of weather, climate and water resources Kuwait National Meteorology Center oTo ensure that NMHSs respond adequately to societal challenges, 1-Maintenance of their infrastructure; 2-Capacity building to ensure desirable competencies, especially in the area of accurate weather forecast 3-Clear understanding of what partnership means, with the aim of working towards effective and productive partnership 4-Participation in policy development and implementation at all levels; 5-Continuous review of their capability and their method of operation in tandem with new and emerging challenges

14 Meteorological Data Processing National and Regional Perspective of Socio-economic benefits of weather, climate and water resources Kuwait National Meteorology Center With regard to the 2007 Madrid Conference, NMHSs and users should make effort to attend the conference and PRs should consider how to actively encourage users from their respective countries to take part in the conference. To ensure continuous and productive dialogue between producers and users of meteorological and hydrological products, NMHSs and WMO should consider similar events at national and regional levels

15 Meteorological Data Processing National and Regional Perspective of Socio-economic benefits of weather, climate and water resources Kuwait National Meteorology Center Noting that there is growing recognition among the meteorological community of the importance in assessing the costs and benefits of meteorological information, WMO needs to coordinate activities and assist Members in this direction.

16 Structure of Kuwait National Meteorology Center President Secretarial Section International Organizations Section Applied Meteorology DepartmentTechnical Meteorology DepartmentDevelopment Department Training Section Programming Section Analysis & Forecasting Climatology Information & Distribution Research Climate Studies Section Climate Change Research Section Marine Forecast Section Aviation Forecast Section Agro met Forecast Section Climate Data Section Marine Data Section Agro met Data Section Early Warnings Section Technical Support Section Data Management Section End Users Section Observation Stations Equipment Maintenance AWOS Section Synoptic Section Radar Section AWOS Section LLWAS Section RVR Section Kuwait National Meteorology Center

17 The KNMC uses Advanced Technology to Provide Accurate and Reliable Weather Services Kuwait National Meteorology Center Doppler Weather Radar Numerical Weather Production Satellite Imagery HYSPLIT Model

18 Kuwait National Meteorology Center Doppler Weather Radar Able to deduct and observe severe weather phenomena like Gust wind, Heavy rain, thunderstorm, and Hail in advanced

19 Thursday Case Thunderstorm was observed at 13:36 GMT at the western border of Kuwait. Applied Meteorologists were able to fellow the system and issued a warning for gust wind and the amount of rain 3 hours before arriving to the resident areas. Kuwait National Meteorology Center

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21 Satellite Imagery The forecasters can spot the frontal system and dust storm 12 to 24 hours before striking residential and industrial areas.

22 Kuwait National Meteorology Center The regional NWP can provide us with 24, 36, 48, and 72 hours forecasting charts, which will enhances forecasting techniques Numerical Weather Production

23 Kuwait National Meteorology Center Mathematical model to deduct dust storm and sand storm within 24 hours ahead HYSPLIT Model

24 Sample of End Users Kuwait TV Kuwait TV Kuwait radio station Kuwait radio station Ahmadi Seaport Ahmadi Seaport Air force operation Air force operation Ahmadi port operation Ahmadi port operation National Guard National Guard Coast Gared Coast Gared Ministry of Energy Ministry of Energy Ministry of public Work Ministry of public Work High Way Patrol High Way Patrol Municipality Municipality Ministry of Defence Ministry of Defence Ministry of Interior Ministry of Interior Kuwait National Meteorology Center Farmers Association Fisheries Fisheries Sport Clubs Sport Clubs Public Transportation Public Transportation Oil Companies Oil Companies Private Sector Private Sector Research Institutes Research Institutes Aviation Aviation Construction Sector Construction Sector Recreation Sector Recreation Sector

25 Conclusion Kuwait National Meteorology Center Continuous review of staff capability and their method of operation in tandem with new and emerging challenges Continuous review of staff capability and their method of operation in tandem with new and emerging challenges Maintenance of essential infrastructure Maintenance of essential infrastructure Clear medium and long term training programs Clear medium and long term training programs Investing in new technologies Investing in new technologies Realizing the importance of delivering factual information based on sound science in promoting the services and improving visibility Realizing the importance of delivering factual information based on sound science in promoting the services and improving visibility

26 Kuwait National Meteorology Center To ensure continuous and productive dialogue between producers and users of meteorological and hydrological products To ensure continuous and productive dialogue between producers and users of meteorological and hydrological products Capacity building to ensure desirable competencies, especially in the area of accurate weather forecast and overall delivery of quality products Capacity building to ensure desirable competencies, especially in the area of accurate weather forecast and overall delivery of quality products Clear understanding of what partnership means between information providers and end users Clear understanding of what partnership means between information providers and end users Conclusion

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