TECO-2012

WMO TECHNICAL CONFERENCE ON
METEOROLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS
AND METHODS OF OBSERVATION

Brussels, Belgium, 16-18 October 2012

 

PROGRAMME

(available in English only)

 

TUESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2012

09:00-09:20

O P E N I N G 

 

09:20-09:50

Introductory Presentation– Bertrand Calpini (Switzerland)

Conference Director and President of CIMO

 

09:50-10:00

Introduction on WMO Priorities– Wenjian Zhang

Director, Observing and Information Systems Department, WMO

 

10:00-10:30

COFFEE / TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

 

 

SESSION 1 – INSTRUMENT INTERCOMPARISONS AND TESTBEDS


Chairperson: Bruce Forgan

Co-Chair: John Nash

 

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

Rasmussen Roy (USA) et al.

11:00-11:15

1(1)

WMO Intercomparison of Instruments and methods for the measurement of Solid Precipitation and Snow on the Ground: Organization of the formal experiment

Nitu Rodica (Canada) et al.

11:15-11:30

1(2)

Environmental chamber assessment of the accuracy of weighing gauges under low intensity reference flow rates

Colli Matteo (Italy) et al.

11:30-11:45

1(3)

Inter-comparison of raingauges in a sub-tropical environment

Tam Kwong-hung (Hong Kong, China) et al.

11:45-12:00

1(4)

Thermal and solar radiation errors on air temperature measurements with upper-air radiosondes

Philipona Rolf (Switzerland) et al.

12:00-13:30

LUNCH BREAK & POSTER SESSION

SESSION 1 – INSTRUMENT INTERCOMPARISONS AND TESTBEDS


Chairperson: Jitze van der Meulen

 

13:30-14:00

Keynote 2

 Preliminary Results from the WMO Radar Data Quality Control and Quantitative Precipitation Intercomparison

Paul Joe (Canada)

 

14:00-14:15

1(5)

The auxiliary remote sensing observation data analysis of 8th Yangjiang international radiosonde intercomparison

Li Bai (China) et al.

 

14:15-14:30

1(6)

The 11th International Pyrheliometer Comparison and a Saharan Dust Event

Finsterle Wolfgang (Switzerland) et al.

 

14:30-14:45

1(7)

Updating and development of methods for worldwide accurate measurements of sunshine duration

Vuerich Emanuele (Italy) et al.

 

14:45-15:00

1(8)

A Statistical Comparison of Weather Stations in Carberry, Manitoba, Canada

Anderson James (USA) et al.

 

15:00-15:30

COFFEE / TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

 


 

SESSION 2 – OBTAINING HIGH QUALITY DATA IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE CHALLENGES


Chairperson: Mario Garcia

 

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

2(1)

Automatic Rain Gauge (ARG)

Ibnu Sofwan Lukito (Indonesia) et al.

 

16:15-16:30

2(2)

Precipitation Intercomparison between Weighing and Tipping Bucket Precipitation Gauge in High Altitude Area of Nepal

Karki Ramchandra (Nepal)

 

16:30-16:45

2(3)

The effect of observing environment on temperature in North China Plain Area

Guo Jianxia (China) et al.

 

16:45-17:30

Discussion Session on the Site Classification Scheme              

 

End of the first day

 

             

 

WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2012

 

SESSION 2 – OBTAINING HIGH QUALITY DATA IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE CHALLENGES


Chairperson: Samir Issara

 

08:30-09:00

Keynote 2

Overcoming challenges in capturing AWS data from local communities in Ethiopia

Dula Shanko Lebeta (Ethiopia)

 

09:00-09:15

2(4)

Introducing the Weather Observations Website (WOW)

Green Aidan (UK)

 

09:15-09:30

2(5)

The Hydrometeorological service of the Republic of Uzbekistan reached the up-to-date technical level

Riksiev Ahror (Uzbekistan)

 

09:30-09:45

2(6)

Challenges posed by the automated Indian surface observational network and responsibilities of Regional Instruments Maintenance Centres

Amudha Bakthavathsalu  (India)

 

 

SESSION 3 – MEETING THE NEEDS OF CLIMATE OBSERVATIONS


Chairperson: Bruce Baker

 

09:45-10:00

3(1)

Automatic observation of cloudiness. Analysis of all-sky images

Gonzalez Yézer (Spain) et al.

 

10:00-10:15

3(2)

Stinfosys - The metadata model of the Norwegian meteorological observations

Kielland Gabriel (Norway) et al.

 

10:15-10:45

COFFEE / TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

 

10:45-11:15

Keynote 

Results of the Measurement Strategy of the GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN)

Holger Voemel (Germany) et al.

 

11:15-11:30

3(3)

Identifying and quantifying the value of redundant measurements at GRUAN sites

Madonna Fabio (Italy)

 

11:30-11:45

3(4)

Evaluating the potential of integrated water vapour data from ground-based, in-situ and satellite-based observing techniques

Van Malderen Roeland (Belgium) et al.

 

11:45-12:00

3(5)

Field Experiment on the Effects of a Nearby Asphalt Road on Temperature Measurement

Kumamoto Mariko (JAPAN) et al.

 

12:00-12:15

 

3(6)

Integrated Long Term Observations for Assessing the Impact of Atmospheric Aerosol on Climate and Environment

Pappalardo Gelsomina (Italy)

 

12:15-12:30

3(7)

The Oklahoma Mesonet:  Evolution from Real-time Weather Network to Climate Network

Fiebrich Christopher (USA) et al.

 

12:30-12:45

3(8)

India-Skynet: New Skyradiometer network of India Meteorological Department to measure aerosol optical properties over Indian region

Soni V. K. (India) et al.

 

12:45-16:00

LUNCH BREAK AND DEDICATED POSTER SESSION

SESSION 4 – CIMO INTERACTIONS WITH METROLOGY AND STANDARDIZATION ORGANIZATIONS


Chairperson: Steven Dewitte

 

16:00-16:30

Keynote 1

A new challenge for meteorological measurements: the “MeteoMet project – metrology for meteorology (ENV-07)

Andrea Merlone (Italy) et al.

 

 

16:30-16:45

4(1)

Metrological Traceability for Meteorological Sensors Illustrated through Examples

Dobre Miruna (Belgium) et al.

 

16:45-17:00

4(2)

Traceability of Ground-Based Meteorological Surface Temperature Measurements  

García Izquierdo, Carmen (Spain) et al.

 

17:00-17:15

 

4(3)

Uncertainty Analysis for the Wind Measurement Instrument in the Calibration Device   

Sha Yizhuo (China) et al.

 

17:15-17:30

4(4)

MeteoSwiss acceptance procedure for automatic weather stations

Fisler Joël (Switzerland) et al.

 

End of the second day

 

             

 

 

THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2012

 

SESSION 4 – CIMO INTERACTIONS WITH METROLOGY AND STANDARDIZATION ORGANIZATIONS


Chairperson: Eckhard Lanzinger

 

08:15-08:45

Keynote 2

Traceability for surface spectral solar ultraviolet radiation –
EMRP ENV03

Julian GROEBNER (Switzerland)

 

08:45-09:00

4(5)

WRR to SI Comparison with DARA

Suter Markus (Switzerland) et al.

 

09:00-09:15

4(6)

Visibility Chain at Regional Civil Airports in the Netherlands

Wauben Wiel (The Netherlands)

 

09:15-09:30

4(7)

Assessment of Environmental Impact for AWS Observation Data Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model

Kim Jae-Jin (Republic of Korea) et al.

 

09:30-09:45

4(8)

Meteorology Standards in ISO

Fransioli Paul (USA)

 

09:45-10:15

COFFEE / TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

 

SESSION 5 – NEW TECHNOLOGIES: TRANSITIONING TO OPERATIONS AND DATA CONTINUITY CHALLENGES


Chairperson: Volker Lehmann

 

10:15-10:45

Keynote 1 
Wind Profilers: Transitioning to Operations in Europe

Tim Oakley (UK)

 

10:45-11:00

5(1)

Radar Observations of Fog Layers

Boers Reinout (Netherlands) et al.

 

11:00-11:15

5(2)

Development of Active Phased Array Weather Radar

Mizutani Fumihiko (Japan) et al.

 

11:15-11:30

5(3)

Operational use of dual-polarisation: lessons learned at Météo‑France after 8 years of experience at all wavelengths (S/C/X)

Tabary Pierre (France)

 

11:30-11:45

5(4)

Mobile System for Remote Sensing of Wind, Humidity, Temperature and Precipitation Microstructure Profiles during Special Events and Sport Competitions

Koldaev Arkadiy (Russian Fed.) et al.

 

11:45-12:00

5(5)

An overview of the UK Met Office’s Meteorological Monitoring System and on key future challenges facing the network

Green Aidan (UK)

 

12:00-13:00

LUNCH BREAK & POSTER SESSION

           

 

13:00-13:30

Keynote 2

Transitioning to Operations: Lidars and Ceilometers

Thomas Werner  (Germany)

13:30-13:45

5(6)

Measuring Wake Vortices and Wind Shears in Real-Time with a Scanning Wind Doppler Lidar

Thobois Ludovic (France) et al.

13:45-14:00

5(7)

LOAC (Light Optical Particle Counter): a new aerosols counter for the determination of their sizes and their main nature under meteorological balloons

Charpentier Patrick (France) et al.

14:00-14:15

5(8)

The Internet of Things - Weather Monitoring too

Hartley Bruce (New Zealand)

14:15-14:30

5(9)

The Introduction of China-Made Autosonde System

LI Wei (China) et al.

14:30-15:00

COFFEE / TEA BREAK & POSTER SESSION

 

 

15:00-15:30

 

PRESENTATION OF THE
VÄISÄLÄ AWARDS FOR 2012

 

15:30-15:45

1st Väisälä Award Lecture

15:45-16:00

2nd Väisälä Award Lecture

 

16:00-16:15

 

HMEI PRESENTATION:

Brian Day (Chairman of HMEI)

 

16:15-16:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:45-17:00

CLOSING ADDRESS:

CIMO AND ITS FUTURE DIRECTION

Bruce Baker (Vice-President of CIMO)

 

CLOSING REMARKS

17:00 Conference Closure

 

 TECO-2012 Posters

SESSION 1 -
INSTRUMENT INTERCOMPARISONS AND TESTBEDS

P1(1)

A field study to characterise the measurement of precipitation using different types of sensor
Agnew Judith (UK) et al.

P1(2)

Comparison of automatic snowfall measurements by laser, ultrasonic snow depth meters
Bae Jin-Young (Republic of Korea) et al.

P1(3)

The Study of visibility calibration
Cao Xiaozhong (China) et al. (Poster withdrawn)

P1(4)

Weighing gauge performance under laboratory simulation  of real world precipitation events
Colli Matteo (Italy) et al.

P1(5)

Project CL.E.A.R. - CLoudiness Experiment for Automatic Recognition
Cornaro Cristina (Italy) et al.

P1(6)

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

P1(7)

Obtaining High Quality data in  Egypt
Fahmy Zeinab (Egypt)

P1(8)

Intercomparison of cup anemometer and sonic anemometers on site at Uccle/Belgium
Gonzalez Sotelino, Luis (Belgium) et al.

P1(9)

Acceptance test procedure for capacitive humidity sensors in saturated conditions
Griesel Simone (Germany) et al.

P1(10)

KMA's standard observatories; plan and role of CIMO Testbed and Lead Centre
Heo Bok Haeng (Republic of Korea) et al.

P1(11)

An overview of Observational Practices in Pakistan
Hussain Zahid (Pakistan)

P1(12)

Retrieval Cloud-Base Height and Fractional Sky Cover from Ground-Based Sky Imager
Jang Bok-su (Republic of Korea) et al.

P1(13)

Measuring of Snow Depth and Estimating of Snow Density by Means of Remote Unmanned Instrument
Koldaev Arkadiy (Russian Federation) (Poster withdrawn)

P1(14)

Cell phone tower mounted meteostation and standard meteostation data four seasons inter comparisons
Koldaev Arkadiy (Russian Federation)

P1(15)

A Laboratory Intercomparison of Static Pressure Heads
Lanzinger Eckhard (Germany) et al.

P1(16)

The improvement of weighing and drainage cross-modal precipitation measuring system
Lee Keunhee (Republic of Korea) et al.

P1(17)

Creating Proxy Radar Reflectivity Maps from Total Lightning Data
Liu Charlie (USA) et al.

P1(18)

Observations of solar radiation in the atmosphere and ocean during 55th  Russian Antarctic expedition on “Academic Fyodorov” research vessel
Malyshev Victor (Russia) et al.

P1(19)

Ghardaia Intercomparison : Data Analysis Using MYSQL Server
Mezred Mohamed (Algeria)

P1(20)

The use of hemispherical photographs to estimate of the leaf area index in tropical individuals’ urban trees
Sanches Luciana (Brazil) et al.

P1(21)

A New Absolute Barometer without Mercury
Scott Kevin (Great Britain)

P1(22)

Comparison of CM-SAF SIS and Surface Radiation Data in Turkey for the Year 2006
Sensoy Serhat (Turkey) et al.

P1(23)

Data from the Dense Atmospheric Observing Network to Detect GHG Trends and Anomalies
Sloop Christopher (USA) et al.

P1(24)

Water Balance Metrology
Tovmach Yuri (Russian Federation) et al.

P1(25)

Performance evaluation of radiation sensors for the solar energy sector
Vuilleumier Laurent (Switzerland) et al.

P1(26)

Operational usage of Solid-State Weather Radar
Wada Masakazu (Japan) et al.

P1(27)

Experiences with Sonic Wind Sensors in Operational Conditions
Wauben Wiel (The Netherlands)

P1(28)

Filtering of Insect reduced MOR Measurements by a Forward Scatter Sensor
Wauben Wiel (The Netherlands)

P1(29)

A Humidity Sensor Test
Wong Kai C. (Canada)

P1(30)

Performance of Several Present Weather Sensors
Wong Kai C. (Canada)

 

 

 

SESSION 2 -
OBTAINING HIGH QUALITY DATA IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE CHALLENGES

P2(1)

Quality Control for Unmanned Meteorological Stations
Wan Daud Wan Mohd. Nazri  (Malaysia)

P2(2)

Determination of Corrections for Measuring Amount of Rainfall Using the Standard Rain Gauge
Barcenas Ferdinand (Philippines)

P2(3)

Operational experience with temperature sensors technology that is being used in the Egyptian surface observing network
El-Sayed Mohamed Mahmoud (Egypt)

P2(4)

Calibration Studies in Turkish Weather Radar Network For Improving Data Quality
Gözübüyük Cihan (Turkey)

P2(5)

State air quality monitoring network in Croatia
Kraljević Lukša (Croatia) et al. (Poster withdrawn)

P2(6)

Sudan Meteorological Authority (SMA) Practice on providing high quality data
Odan Yaseen Salih Odan (Sudan) (Poster withdrawn)

P2(7)

Problems on Maintenance and Calibration of Weather Radars in Different Countries
Sireci Oguzhan (Turkey)

P2(8)

The national technical upgrading program in the sphere of actinometric observations and replacement of obsolete equipment
Sushchenya Maksim (Belarus)

 

 

 

SESSION 3 –
MEETING THE NEEDS OF CLIMATE OBSERVATIONS

P3(1)

Recent developments in the UK Climate Station Network
Allott Tim (UK)

P3(2)

A new CCD based spectrograph for global solar irradiance
Almansa Fernando (Spain) et al. (Poster withdrawn)

P3(3)

Influence of the averaging period for measuring air temperature
Branzov Hristomir (Bulgaria) et al.

P3(4)

Estimation of uncertainty on Belgian AWS measurements: temperature, pressure, humidity
De Coster Nicolas (Belgium) et al.

P3(5)

Thermo Hygrometers sensors in different Screens (T-Hygro.S. Project)
Foti Francesco (Italy) et al.

P3(6)

Cooperating with non-meteorological station owners  – Gains and challenges
Larsgård Nina E. (Norway) et al.

P3(7)

Solar and thermal radiation profiles and radiative forcing measured through the atmosphere
Philipona Rolf (Switzerland) et al.

P3(8)

Application of the site classification scheme in the ground observation network of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Wolff Mareile A (Norway) et al.

 

 

 

SESSION 4 –
CIMO INTERACTIONS WITH METROLOGY AND STANDARDIZATION ORGANIZATIONS

P4(1)

Integration and Co-Use of Surface Observation Data Produced by Diverse Domestic Agencies in Korea
Park Seong-Chan (Republic of Korea) et al.

 

 

 

SESSION 5 – NEW TECHNOLOGIES:
TRANSITIONING TO OPERATIONS AND DATA CONTINUITY CHALLENGES

P5(1)

Integration of Unique Weather Date Inputs Deliver Improved Short-Term and Long-Range Forecast Accuracy  
Anderson James (USA) (Poster withdrawn)

P5(2)

Pilot-sonde Method of Upper Air Observations
Ansari Mohammed Imran (India) et al.

P5(3)

Determination of Corrections for Measuring Amount of Rainfall Using the Standard Raingauge
Barcenas Ferdinand Y. (Philippines)

P5(4)

A New Lunar Photometer to Characterize Aerosol Properties and Atmospheric Water Vapor at Nighttime
Barreto África (Spain) et al.

P5(5)

METCAP+ : Importance of Analysing Observations, Satellite Data, SAF Products, Numerical Weather Forecasts on the same Screen
Dokuyucu Kemal (Turkey) et al.

P5(6)

Lightning Amplitude Measurement – Technical Issues and Best Practices
Heckman Stan (USA) (Poster withdrawn)

P5(7)

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

P5(8)

ATI Method Evaluation
Karanfilovski Aleksandar (Macedonia)

P5(9)

Enhancement of Korean Weather Radar Capability by Introducing a Dual-Pol Radar Network
Kim Jeong-Hee (Republic of Korea) et al.

P5(10)

Total Lightning Data and Real-Time Severe Storm Prediction
Liu Charlie (USA) et al.

P5(11)

Cell tracking algorithm based on Monte Carlo method minimizing a cost function
Leiding Tina (Austria) et al.

P5(12)

Rain Gauge Based on a Mobile Platform
Pérez Soladana, Juan Ignacio (Spain)

P5(13)

Determination of atmospheric structures, aerosol optical properties and particle type with the R-MAN510 Raman dual polarization lidar super ceilometer
Royer Philippe (France) et al.

P5(14)

Development of an automated Dobson control system for unattended operation
Stübi René (Switzerland) et al.

P5(15)

Installation of a system integrated aerodrome weather observations at the airport of Conakry
Traoré Fanta (Guinea)

P5(16)

MetSim : A Tool for the Simulation of Meteorological Sensors and Verification of New AWOS
Waas Stefan (Germany) et al.

P5(17)

Central Control System for Operating Radar Network
Kim Jeong-Hee (Republic of Korea) et al.

 

 

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