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WMO-CIMO Testbed for Integration of 3D Weather Observation System
(Boseong, Republic of Korea)
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The basic purpose of Boseong site is to conduct the state-of-the-art 3D weather observation. National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS) of KMA has been operating the National Center for Intensive Observation of Severe Weathers at Haenam site about 40km west of Boseong since 2000. Based on Haenam site, NIMS/KMA has collaboratively participated in THORPEX/T-PARC by performing several intensive field campaigns. All the facilities of Haenam site were moved and merged into Boseong facilities in 2010. And, the tall tower has been constructed in December 2013.


As a part of KEOP (Korea Enhanced Observing Program) activities, the testbed has participated in:

• CAMP (CEOP Asia-Australia Monsoon Project, 2001),
• IUAFEX (Intensive Upper-Air & Flux Field Experiment, 2002),
• T-PARC (THORPEX-Pacific Asia Regional Campaign, 2003),
• International Field Campaign for Typhoon Observation (2008).

As a WMO-CIMO Testbed for the Integration of 3D Weather Observation System, KMA is willing to provide one of the best practices of validation for the ground based measurement and the state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques.


Testbed location: 34.76°N, 127.21°E
Climate type: Cwa (humid subtropical climate)
Contact person: Dr Young-San Park
Email: sanpark@korea.kr

National Institute of Meteorological Sciences

385, Deungnyangman-gil, Deungnyang-myeon, Boseong-gun,

Jeollanam-do, 59438, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-61-852-1851
Fax: +82-61-852-4297
Website: N/A
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