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1 1 Operational Meteorology for Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Alexander Gusev Acting President of the WMO Commission for Basic Systems

2 2 Every year, disasters caused by weather-, climate- and water- related hazards impact communities around the world, leading to loss of human life, destruction of social and economic infrastructure and degradation of ecosystems.

3 3 Close to 90 % of all natural disasters in the last 10 years has been the result of hazards such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, severe storms...

4 4 The presentation shows how the WMO Operational meteorological systems, and in particular the World Weather Watch (WWW), provide support to Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disaster related to Weather, Water and Climate.

5 5 WWW - what does it mean?

6 6 The World Weather Watch consists of observing systems, telecommunication facilities, and data-processing and forecasting centres - owned and run by WMO Members countries - to generate and distribute meteorological and related geophysical observations, forecasts and early warnings

7 7 GOS - Global Global Observing system GTS - Global telecommunication system GDPFS – Data- Processing and Forecasting system World Weather Watch Basic Systems

8 8 DATA COLLECTIO N Global Observing System GOS DATA AND PRODUCT TRANSPORT Global Telecommunication System GTS PRODUCT GENERATIO N Global Data Processing and Forecasting System GDFPS DATA AND PRODUCT USERS FLOW OF INFORMATION

9 9 Data, forecasts, warnings are the WWW outputs for Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

10 10 Global Observing System

11 11 SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM Observations from land stations and ships on 5 January 2005 at 12 UTC Total number of obs = 28693

12 12 UPPER-AIR OBSERVING SYSTEM Observations from upper-air stations on 5 January 2005 at 12 UTC Total number of obs = 569

13 13 UPPER-AIR OBSERVING SYSTEM Observations from aircraft on 5 January 2005 at 12 UTC Total number of obs = 44582

14 14 SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM Observations from buoys Total number of obs.= Jan 2005, 12 UTC

15 15 Other observation platforms n Doppler radars n solar radiation observations n lightning detection measurements n tide-gauge measurements

16 16 Space segment of GOS

17 17 Global Telecommunication System

18 18 The general structure of the Global telecommunication System (GTS)

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22 22 WWW Data Management provides specifications for data and metadata formats, including codes and exchange formats; provides guidelines for the design of data bases for storage of observational data and products; monitors WWW operations and quality control of basic data and output products; develops standards in data representation, and operational procedures; provides information to Members on the operation of the WWW system and develops methods to correct deficiencies promptly.

23 23 Global Data Processing and Forecasting System

24 24 World Meteorological Centres (WMCs) Melbourne Melbourne Moscow Moscow Washington Washington

25 25 Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) n Centres with geographical specialization: Algiers, Beijing, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Dakar, Darwin, Exeter, Jeddah, Khabarovsk, Melbourne, Miami, Montreal, Moscow, Nairobi, New Delhi, Novosibirsk, Offenbach, Pretoria, Rome, Tashkent, Tokyo, Tunis/Casablanca, Washington, Wellington n Centres with activity specialization for the provision of transport model products for environmental emergency response: Beijing, Exeter, Melbourne, Montreal, Obninsk, Tokyo, Toulouse

26 26 National Meteorological Centres (NMCs) The NMCs prepare: n Nowcasts and very short-range forecasts; n Short-, medium-, extended- and long-range forecasts based on products received from WMCs and RSMCentres, or by integrating regional models using boundary conditions based on these products; n Special application-user products, including warnings of severe weather, climate and environmental quality monitoring and prediction products; n Specific products and their delivery in support of United Nations humanitarian missions; n Non-real-time climate-related analyses and diagnosis

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28 28 RSMCs for tropical cyclone forecasting

29 29 The application of EPS-forecast technique to the calculation of probabilities for the trajectory of tropical Cyclones

30 30 WWW is advancing global capabilities for land- and space-based observing systems and is playing a key role in the international initiative for developing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

31 31 The World Weather Watch (WWW) system is a crossroad of meteorological sciences and operational technology, based on international cooperation, where Information and Communication Technology has a crucial role.

32 32 Thank You !


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