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Meteorological Technology World Expo 2017
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10 - 12 October 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Day 1

Tuesday 16th October
09:00 - 10:30 - Opening of Conference
09:00 - 09:20 - Opening
09:20 - 09:50 - Introductory Presentation
Bertrand Calpini,

09:50 - 10:00 - Introduction on WMO Priorities
Wenjian Zhang, director, Observations and Information Systems Department, WMO

10:00 - 10:30 - Coffee/Tea break & poster session
10:30 - 12:30 - Session 1A - Instrument Intercomparisons and Testbeds
10:30 - 11:00 - KEYNOTE 1: WMO Intercomparison of Instruments and methods for the measurement of Solid Precipitation and Snow on the Ground, WMO-SPICE: Pre-SPICE Studies
Roy Rasmussen, USA

11:00 - 11:15 - WMO Intercomparison of Instruments and methods for the measurement of Solid Precipitation and Snow on the Ground: Organization of the formal experiment
Rodica Nitu, Canada

11:15 - 11:30 - Environmental chamber assessment of the accuracy of weighing gauges under low-intensity reference flow rates
Matteo Colli, Italy

11:30 - 11:45 - Inter-comparison of raingauges in a sub-tropical environment
Kwong-hung Tam, China

11:45 - 12:00 - Thermal and solar radiation errors on air temperature measurements with upper-air radiosondes
Rolf Philipona, Switzerland

12:00 - 13:30 - Lunch break & Poster session
13:30 - 15:30 - Session 1B - Instrument Intercomparisons and Testbeds
13:30 - 14:00 - KEYNOTE 2: Preliminary Results from the WMO Radar Data Quality Control and Quantitative Precipitation Intercomparison
Joe Paul, Canada

14:00 - 14:15 - The auxiliary remote sensing observation data analysis of 8th Yangjiang international radiosonde intercomparison
Bai Li, China

14:15 - 14:30 - The 11th International Pyrheliometer Comparison and a Saharan dust event
Wolfgang Finsterle, Switzerland

14:30 - 14:45 - Updating and development of methods for worldwide accurate measurements of sunshine duration
Emanuele Vuerich, Italy

14:45 - 15:00 - A statistical comparison of weather stations in Carberry, Manitoba, Canada
James Anderson, USA

15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee/Tea break & Poster session
15:30 - 17:30 - Session 2A - Obtaining high-quality data in developing Countries: The challenges
15:30 - 16:00 - KEYNOTE 1: Obtaining high-quality data in developing countries: the challenges for South Pacific islands
Amori Nabainivalu, Fiji

16:00 - 16:15 - Automatic Rain Gauge (ARG)
Ibnu Sofwan Lukito, Indonesia

16:15 - 16:30 - Precipitation Intercomparision between Weighing and Tipping Bucket Precipitation Gauge in High Altitude Area of Nepal
Karki Ramchandra, Nepal

16:30 - 16:45 - The effect of observing environment on temperature in North China Plain Area
Jianxia Guo, China

16:45 - 17:30 - Discussion Session on the site Classification Scheme

*This program may be subject to change

Day 2

Wednesday 17th October

08:30 - 09:45 -
Session 2B - Obtaining high-quality data in developing Countries: The challenges
08:30 - 09:00 - KEYNOTE 2: Overcoming challenges in capturing AWS data from local communities in Ethiopia
Dula Shanco Lebeta, Ethiopia

09:00 - 09:15 - Introducing the Weather Observations Website (WOW)
Aidan Green, UK

09:15 - 09:30 - The Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan reached the up-to-date technical level
Riksiev Ahror, Uzbekistan

09:30 - 09:45 - Challenges posed by the automated Indian surface observational network and responsibilities of regional instruments maintenance centres
Amudha Bakthavathsalu, India

09:45 - 10:45 - Session 3A - Meeting the needs of climate observations
09:45 - 10:00 - Automatic observation of cloudiness – analysis of all-sky images
Yezer Gonzalez, Spain

10:00 - 10:15 - Stinfosys - The metadata model of Norwegian meteorological observations
Gabriel Kielland, Norway

10:15 - 10:45 - Coffee/Tea break & Poster session
10:45 - 16:00 - Session 3B - Meeting the needs of climate observations
10:45 - 11:15 - KEYNOTE 1: Results of the Measurement Strategy of the GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN)
Holger Vomel, Germany

11:15 - 11:30 - Identifying and quantifying the value of redundant measurements at GRUAN sites
Fabio Madonna, Italy

11:30 - 11:45 - Evaluating the potential of integrated water vapour data from ground-based, in-situ and satellite-based observing techniques
Roeland Van Malderen, Belgium

11:45 - 12:00 - Field experiment on the effects of a nearby asphalt road on temperature measurement
Mariko Kumamoto, Japan

12:00 - 12:15 - Integrated long-term observations for assessing the impact of atmospheric aerosol on climate and environment
Gelsomina Pappalardo, Italy

12:15 - 12:30 - The Oklahoma Mesonet: evolution from real-time weather network to climate network
Christopher Fiebrich, USA

12:30 - 12:45 - India-Skynet: New sky radiometer network of India Meteorological Department to measure aerosol optical properties over the Indian region
V.K. Soni, India

12:45 - 15:45 - Lunch break & Dedicated poster session
16:00 - 17:30 - Session 4A - CIMO Interactions with Metrology and Standardisation Organizations
16:00 - 16:30 - KEYNOTE 1: A new challenge for meteorological measurements: the MeteoMet Project – Metrology for Meteorology
Dr Andrea Merlone, Italy

16:30 - 16:45 - Metrological traceability for meteorological sensors illustrated through examples
Dr Miruna Dobre, Belgium

16:45 - 17:00 - Traceability of Ground-Based Meteorological Surface Temperature Measurements
Carmen Izquierdo Garcia, Spain

17:00 - 17:15 - Uncertainty analysis for the wind measurement instrument in the calibration device
Yizhuo Sha, China

17:15 - 17:30 - MeteoSwiss acceptance procedure for automatic weather stations
Joël Fisler, Switzerland

*This program may be subject to change

Day 3

Thursday 18th October

08:15 - 10:15 -
Session 4B - CIMO Interactions with Metrology and Standardisation Organizations
08:15 - 08:45 - KEYNOTE 2: Traceability for surface spectral solar ultraviolet radiation - EMRP ENV03
Julian Grobner, Switzerland

08:45 - 09:00 - WRR to SI comparison with DARA
Markus Suter, Switzerland

09:00 - 09:15 - Visibility chain at regional civil airports in the Netherlands
Wiel Wauben, Netherlands

09:15 - 09:30 - Assessment of environmental impact for AWS observation data using a computational fluid dynamics model
Jae-Jin Kim, Korea

09:30 - 09:45 - Meteorology standards in ISO
Paul Fransioli, USA

09:45 - 10:15 - Coffee/Tea break & Poster session
10:15 - 13:00 - Session 5A - New technologies: Transitioning to operations and data continuity challenges
10:15 - 10:45 - KEYNOTE 1: Wind profilers: transitioning to operations in Europe
Tim Oakley, UK

10:45 - 11:00 - Development of active phased-array weather radar
Fumihiko Mizutani, Japan

11:00 - 11:15 - Operational use of dual-polarisation: lessons learned at Météo France after eight years of experience at all wavelengths (S/C/X)
Pierre Tabary, France

11:15 - 11:30 - Mobile System for Remote Sensing of Wind, Humidity, Temperature and Precipitation Microstructure Profiles during Special Events and Sport Competitions
Arkadiy Koldaev, Russia

11:30 - 11:45 - An overview of the UK Met Office’s Meteorological Monitoring System and key future challenges facing the network
Aidan Green, UK

13:00 - 15:00 - Session 5B - New technologies: Transitioning to operations and data continuity challenges
13:00 - 13:30 - KEYNOTE 2: Transitioning to operations: Lidars and Ceilometers
Thomas Werner, Germany

13:30 - 13:45 - Measuring wake vortices and wind shears in real time with a scanning wind Doppler lidar
Ludovic Thobois, France

13:45 - 14:00 - The introduction of China-made autosonde system
Wei Li, China

14:00 - 14:30 - Coffee/Tea break & Poster session
15:00 - 16:00 - Presentation of Vaisala awards for 2012
15:00 - 15:30 - Presentation of the Vaisala Awards for 2012
15:30 - 15:45 - 1st Vaisala Award Lecture
15:45 - 16:00 - 2nd Vaisala Award Lecture
16:00 - 16:15 - HMEI Presentation
16:00 - 16:15 - HMEI Presentation
Brian Day, Chairman, HMEI

16:15 - 17:00 - Closing Address
16:15 - 16:45 - CIMO and its future direction
Bruce Baker, Vice-President, CIMO

16:45 - 17:00 - Closing remarks
Conference Closure

*This program may be subject to change

Session 1 - Instrument Intercomparisons and Testbeds
A field study to characterise the measurement of precipitation using different types of sensor
Judith Agnew, UK

Comparison of automatic snowfall measurements by laser, ultrasonic snow depth meters
Jin-Young Bae, Korea

The study of visibility calibration
Xiaozhong Cao, China

Weighing gauge performance under laboratory simulation of real-world precipitation events
Matteo Colli, Italy

Project CL.E.A.R. - CLoudiness Experiment for Automatic Recognition
Cristina Cornaro, Italy

Pre-operational field test of a laser snow depth sensor at KNMI
Marijn de Haij, Netherlands

Obtaining high-quality data in Egypt
Zeinab Fahmy, Egypt

Intercomparison of cup anemometer and sonic anemometers on site at Uccle, Belgium
Luis Gonzalez Sotelino, Belgium

Acceptance test procedure for capacitive humidity sensors in saturated conditions
Simone Griesel, Germany

KMA’s standard observatories: plan and role of CIMO Testbed and Lead Centre
Bok Haeng Heo, Korea

Measuring of Snow Depth and Estimating of Snow Density by Means of Remote Unmanned Instrument
Arkadiy Koldaev, Russia

Cell phone tower mounted meteostation and standard meteostation data four seasons inter comparisons
Arkadiy Koldaev, Russia

An overview of observational practices in Pakistan
Zahid Hussain, Pakistan

Retrieval cloud-base height and fractional sky cover from ground-based sky imager
Bok-su Jang, Korea

A laboratory intercomparison of static pressure heads
Eckhard Lanzinger, Germany

The improvement of weighing and drainage cross-modal precipitation measuring system
Keunhee Lee, Korea

Creating proxy radar reflectivity maps from total lightning data
Charlie Liu, USA

Observations of solar radiation in the atmosphere and ocean during 55th Russian Antarctic expedition on Academic Fyodorov research vessel
Victor Malyshev, Russia

WMO combined intercomparison of thermometer screens/shields
Mohamed Mezred, Algeria

The use of hemispherical photographs to estimate of the leaf area index in tropical individuals’ urban trees
Luciana Sanches, Brazil

A new absolute barometer without mercury
Dr Kevin Scott, UK

Data from the Dense Atmospheric Observing Network to detect GHG trends and anomalies
Christopher Sloop, USA

Comparison of CM-SAF SIS and surface radiation data in Turkey for the year 2006
Serhat Sensoy, Turkey

Water balance metrology
Yuri Tovmach, Russia

Performance evaluation of radiation sensors for the solar energy sector
Laurent Vuilleumier, Switzerland

Operational usage of solid-state weather radar
Masakazu Wada, Japan

Experiences with sonic wind sensors in operational conditions
Wiel Wauben, Netherlands

Filtering of insect reduced MOR measurements by a forward scatter sensor
Wiel Wauben, Netherlands

A Humidity Sensor Test
Kai C. Wong, Canada

Performance of several present weather sensors
Kai C. Wong, Canada

Session 2 – Obtaining high-quality data in developing Countries: The challenges
Quality control for unmanned meteorological stations
Wan Daud Wan Mohd Nazri, Malaysia

Determination of corrections for measuring amount of rainfall using the standard rain gauge
Ferdinand Barcenas, Philippines

Operational experience with temperature sensors technology that is being used in the Egyptian surface observing network
Mohamed Mahmoud Elsayed, Egypt

Calibration studies in Turkish weather radar network for improving data quality
Cihan Gözübüyük, Turkey

State air quality monitoring network in Croatia
Lukša Kraljević, Croatia

Sudan Meteorological Authority (SMA) practice on providing high-quality data
Odan Yaseen Salih Odan, Sudan

Problems with maintenance and calibration of weather radars in different countries
Oguzhan Sireci, Turkey

The national technical upgrading programme in the sphere of actinometric observations and replacement of obsolete equipment
Maksim Sushchenia, Belarus

Session 3 – Meeting the needs of climate observations
Recent developments in the UK Climate Station Network
Tim Allott, UK

A new CCD-based spectrograph for global solar irradiance
Fernando Almansa, Spain

Influence of the averaging period for measuring air temperature
Hristomir Branzov, Bulgaria

Estimation of uncertainty on Belgian AWS measurements: temperature, pressure, humidity
Nicolas De Coster, Belgium

T-Hygro.S. experimentation
Francesco Foti, Italy

Cooperating with non-meteorological station owners: gains and challenges
Nina E. Larsgård, Norway

Solar and thermal radiation profiles and radiative forcing measured through the atmosphere
Rolf Philipona, Switzerland

Application of the site classification scheme in ground observation Network of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Mareile A. Wolff, Norway

Session 4 - CIMO Interactions with Metrology and Standardisation Organisations
Integration and co-use of surface observation data produced by diverse domestic agencies in Korea
Seong-Chan Park, Korea

Session 5 - New technologies: Transitioning to operations and data continuity challenges
Integration of unique weather date inputs deliver improved short-term and long-range forecast accuracy
James Anderson, USA

Pilot-sonde Method of Upper Air Observations
Mohammed Imran Ansari, India

MetSim: a tool for the simulation of meteorological sensors and verification of new AWOS
Stefan Waas, Germany

Integrated aerodrom of meteorological observation system
Fanta Traore, Guinea

Development of an automated version of the Dobson sun spectrophotometer
René Stübi, Switzerland

Determination of atmospheric structures, aerosol optical properties and particle type with the R-MAN510 Raman dual-polarised lidar super ceilometer
Philippe Royer, France

Rain gauge based on a mobile platform
Juan Ignacio Pérez Soladana, Spain

Cell tracking algorithm based on Monte Carlo method minimising a cost function
Tina Leiding, Austria

Total lightning data and real-time severe storm prediction
Charlie Liu, USA

Enhancement of Korean weather radar capability by introducing a dual-pol radar network
Jeong-Hee Kim, Korea

ATI method evaluation
Aleksandar Karanfilovski, Macedonia

Weather Intelligence for Renewable Energies (WIRE): The European Science Foundation (ESF) COST Action ES1002
Alain Heimo, Switzerland

Lightning amplitude measurement: technical issues and best practices
Stan Heckman, USA

METCAP+: importance of analysing observations, satellite data, SAF products, numerical weather forecasts on the same screen
Kemal Dokuyuca, Turkey

A new lunar photometer to characterise aerosol properties at night
África Barreto, Spain

Determination of corrections for measuring amount of rainfall using the standard rain gauge
Ferdinand Y. Barcenas, Philippines

Central control system for operating radar network
Jeong-Hee Kim, Korea

*This program may be subject to change



Tue 10 October 10.00 - 16.00

HMEI Annual meeting from 16:00hrs. All welcome. HMEI drinks party from 17:30hrs

Wed 11 October 10.00 - 19.00**

**free drinks party from 17.30hrs to 19.00hrs

Thur 12 October 10.00 - 16.00
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