Meteorological Technology World Expo 2014
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Meteorological Technology World Expo 2014
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CIMO TECO 2012 programme

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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

Conference Chair - Bertrand Calpini,

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

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