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COORDINATION WITHIN THE WMO TROPICAL CYCLONE PROGRAMME (Item of 3 the Provisional Agenda) Submitted by WMO/TCP HC-31 Nassau, Bahamas, 20 to 24 April 2009.

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1 COORDINATION WITHIN THE WMO TROPICAL CYCLONE PROGRAMME (Item of 3 the Provisional Agenda) Submitted by WMO/TCP HC-31 Nassau, Bahamas, 20 to 24 April 2009

2 Guidance of EC-LX for TCP Key Points : ER I – Better weather forecasts and warnings To give greater emphasis to the use of ensemble techniques and probabilistic forecasting in tropical cyclone warning operations in order to improve their utility. To transfer research and development results between the tropical cyclone regional bodies with special emphasis on application of intensity forecast guidance. To continue to support training events to allow forecasters of small NMHSs to achieve the skills and competencies required for effective operational capacity. ER VI – Multi-hazard early warning and DPP To develop and incorporate a storm surge watch scheme in the tropical cyclone advisory arrangements and in the regional operating plans and manuals – Coastal Risk Management.

3 Regular Session of TCP Regional Bodies RA V Tropical Cyclone Committee for the South Pacific and the South-East Indian Ocean (12th session, July 2008, Niue) RA I Tropical Cyclone Committee for the South-west Indian Ocean (18th session, 6-10 October 2008, Malawi) ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee (41st session, January 2009, Thailand) WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones (36th Session, March 2009, Oman)

4 Training Course/Workshop RA I Regional Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Research - Saint-Denis, La Réunion, May 2008 The 5th TCP/JCOMM Workshop on Storm Surge and Wave Forecasting - Melbourne, Australia, December 2008 International Conference on Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change - (Muscat, Oman, 8 – 12 March 2009) RA IV Workshop on Hurricane Forecasting and Warning - Miami, Florida, USA, 23 March – 3 April 2009

5 Attachment Training RSMC Tokyo - Rep. Korea, Thailand23 Jul – 1 Aug IIT Delhi (storm surge) - Myanmar, Sri Lanka 10 – 21 Nov RSMC New Delhi - (Pakistan), Bangladesh, Maldives 9 – 20 Feb. 2009

6 Update of the Global Guide to Tropical Cyclone Forecasting Works are in progress on the initiative of Dr Chip Guard of Guam as Chief Editor - to be considerably updated and changed to reflect today's needs and the emergence of new technology - to be published primarily as a Web version for occasional update with new findings and climatology - to take multi-hazard approach to TC forecasting with linkages to associated hazards (storm-surge, flush flood, etc.) (Topics and authors for the new Guide) 1.General Overview Drs Charles Neumann/Chip Guard/Mark Lander 2.Global Tropical Cyclone Climatology--- Dr Charles Neumann 3.Tropical Cyclone Motion Dr Todd Kimberlain, James Franklin 4.Tropical Cyclone Structure Dr Pat Harr (Looking for another author) 5.Ocean and Coastal Effects Dr Bruce Harper 6.Seasonal Forecasting Dr Phil Klotzbach 7.Hydrological Forecasting Mr Edwin Lai 8.Operational Strategy Dr Andrew Burton 9.Warning Strategies Mr Steve Ready 10.Ready Reconer Dr Chip Guard and others (Satellite techniques Dr Chris Velden )

7 Tropical Cyclone Forecasters Website (TCFW) -support to operational forecasters - Documentation WMO Technical Reports and Publications Operational Plans/Manual Training materials (Training Courses/Workshops) Research outcomes (Papers, proceedings, etc.) Operational Resources Satellite Observations (GMS, R&D) Other Observations NWP Model Outputs TC Warnings Tropical Cyclone Archive Database (best track, etc) Sites with Archives Links to Relevant Centers Severe Weather Information Centre RSMCs/TCWCs Major centers (NWS, UK, BoM, JMA, ECMWF, etc) TCP Website TCFW Global Guide

8 Study on the Wind Averaging Guideline Fifth TC RSMC/TCWC Technical Coordination Meeting (Honolulu, December 2005) reviewed the study undertaken by the Systems Engineering Australia Pty Ltd (SEA) to arrive at suitable conversion factors between the WMO 10-minute standard average wind and 1-minute, 2 minute and 3-minute sustained. Currently, under a final revision by SEA according to the comments from experts of World Weather Watch Programme. To be endorsed by the Sixth TC RSMC/TCWC Technical Coordination Meeting (Brisbane, November 2009)

9 Enhanced Cooperation with Research Community (transfer of R&D results to operation) Closer link between TCP and WWRP: establishment of a Research Focal Point in the member of TCP regional bodies for coordination with WWRP/TMR - Hurricane Committee members are requested to nominate a focal point and notify WWRP (Ms Nanette Lomarda; ) Proactive role of operational forecasters in the projects and workshops related to tropical cyclone research: TIGGE, IWTC- VII, IWTCLP, etc.

10 THORPEX Interactive Grand Global Ensemble (TIGGE) TIGGE is an ensemble of all the ensemble members of the major global numerical modelling centres designed to enhance international collaboration on ensemble prediction for severe weather - collaboration between operational centres and the research community including universities. A real-time forecast demonstration projects will start in 2009.

11 2nd International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Landfalling Processes (IWTCLP-2) - Shanghai, China, 19 – 23 October 2009 Sudden changes of TC tracks, structures and intensity during approaching coast Changes of TC structures and intensity after landfall, and extratropical transition processes. (effects of land processes and topography) Rainfall distribution after landfall. (QPE/QPF, theories and methodologies/techniques) Social impacts, wind, storm surges and flooding after TC landfall 7th WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC VII) - La Reunion, late 2010 (tentative) Tropical cyclone structure and structural change Tropical cyclone formation and extratropical transition Tropical cyclone motion Climate variability and seasonal prediction of tropical cyclone activity/intensity Disaster mitigation, warning systems and societal impacts

12 Storm Surge Watch Scheme (SSWS) The WMO Executive Council (June 2008): Requested the Secretary-General, in consultation with UNESCO/IOC to facilitate development of storm surge watch schemes for regions subject to tropical cyclones; Urged regional associations concerned to incorporate a storm surge watch scheme in the tropical cyclone advisory arrangements and in the TCP Regional Operating Plans and/or Manuals;

13 Decisions by the TCP Regional Bodies for SSWS

14 TCP/JCOMM Workshop on Storm Surge and Wave Forecasting A TCP/JCOMM Regional Workshop on Storm Surge and Wave Forecasting is now planned to be convened in late 2009 in the Caribbean region. (through the Iberia-American cooperation) (Melbourne, Australia, 1-5 December 2008)

15 Planned Activities for 2009 and beyond 1.Attachment Training (RSMCs Tokyo/New Delhi/Nadi/La Reunion/IIT) 2.Typhoon Committee Research Forum (May, RoK) 3.Southern Hemisphere TC Training Course (Sep., Australia) 4.2nd Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Landfall Processes (Oct., China) 5.RSMC/TCWC Technical Coordination Meeting (Nov., Australia) 6.Storm Surge Workshop for Hurricane Committee (2009) 7.Storm Surge Workshop for Typhoon Committee (2010, Macao) 8.RA IV Workshop on Hurricane Forecasting (2010, Miami) 9.RA I TC Training Course (2010, La Reunion) 10.IWTC – VII (2010, La Reunion)

16 Thank you!


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