WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental

Instruments and Methods of Observation


Bucharest, Romania, 4-7 May 2005



The Role of Instruments in the Earth Observation Systems





Please note,  the link on the title of Papers or Posters is in PDF.





Meteorological instruments and observation methods: a key component of the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS)

              by Canterford, R.P. (Australia), acting president of CIMO





Session 1 - Keynote Paper

                New developments and operational experience with surface observation technology  (not available)
Dombrowsky, R. (USA), co-chair of OPAG-UPPER-AIR, chair of CBS ET on AWS

Session 1 - Papers

1(1)          Upgrade and new developments of the automatic weather stations network in Austria

                 by Rudel, E. (Austria), et al.)


1(2)          Actinometric Instruments for automated systems

                 by Skuratovich, I. (Belarus), et al.)


1(3)          Variability of the measurement of temperature and humidity in the Canadian surface weather and reference climate networks

                 by Beaney, G. (Canada)


1(4)          The Canadian lightning detection network - Novel approaches for performance measurement and network management 

                 by Dockendorff, D. (Canada), et al.)


1(5)          Comparison between the data collected from the automatic weather observing systems and that collected from manual observing systems

                 by Elsayed, M. (Egypt))


1(6)          Piezoelectric precipitation sensor from VAISALA 

                 by Salmi, A. (Finland), et al.)


1(7)          Presentation and evolution of the Shipboard automatic weather station BATOS

                 by Unger, V. (France).


1(8)          A comparison of SCAPP radiation data with global, diffuse and direct solar radiation

                 by Behrens, K. (Germany), et al.


1(9)          Digital video technique as a new part of the DWD observing network

                 by Mammen, T. (Germany), et al.)


1(10)        Organization of the weather assistance to maritime activities and agriculture

                 by Ocundo Ca, A. (Guinea Bissau))


1(11)        New automatic weather station system in Hong Kong featuring one-stop quality assurance, Internet technology and renewable energy

                 by Tam, K. (Hong Kong, China), et al.


1(12)        Monitoring of high wind speed by new state-of-the-art high wind speed recording system during recent December 2003 Machilipatnam cyclone 

                 by Mali, R. (India), et al.)


1(13)        The new meteorological observation network in the Netherlands; status and operational experience 

                 by Wauben, W. (Netherlands), et al.)


1(14)        Remote monitoring of the weather at Norwegian airports 

                 by Hegg, K. (Norway), et al.)


1(15)        Evaluation of the radar precipitation measurement accuracy using rain gauge data

                 by Apostu, L. (Romania), et al.)


1(16)        Mobile system for atmospheric temperature profile monitoring: mobile MTP-5

                 by Khaikine, M. (Russian Federation), et al.)


1(17)        SwissMetNet: Renewal of the Swiss automatic meteorological network 

                 by Heimo, A. (Switzerland), et al.)


Session 1 - Poster Presentations

P1(1)        Meteorological monitoring system for NPP-Kozloduy 

                 by Branzov, H. (Bulgaria))


P1(2)        Research on Lightning warning with SAFIR lightning observation and meteorological detection data in Beijing-Hebei areas 

                 by Meng, Q. (China), et al.)


P1(3)        Observations of stormy zone hourly study in Kinshasa  (not available)

                 by Tagisabo, A. (Dem. Rep. of  Congo), et al.)


P1(4)        New developments and operational experience with surface observation technology 

                 by Refaie, E. (Egypt))


P1(5)        Next generation all weather precipitation gauge

                 by Räisänen, E. (Finland), et al.)


P1(6)        Météo France Network Supervision  (not available)

                 by Vogt, V. (France).


P1(7)        The new synoptic-climatological station AMDA in the DWD primary network

                 by Klapheck, K. (Germany), et al.)


P1(8)        Visibility measurement technique and its application in aviation services at international airports in India

                 by Mali, R. (India), et al.)


P1(9)        Present status of surface meteorological measurements in India

                 by Vashistha, R. (India), et al.)


P1(10)      Modernization of radiation network 

                 by Vashistha, R. (India), et al.)


P1(11)      Rain intensity gauge with no moving parts

                 by Yassky, D. (Israel), et al.)


P1(12)      Chemical analysis of meteoric wet atmospheric deposition. Comparison between daily and weekly precipitation samples

                 by Casu, G. (Italy), et al.)


P1(13)      Automatic cloud-coverage evaluation by a ground-based Total-Sky Camera 

                 by Rafanelli, C. (Italy), et al.)


P1(14)      Surface energy balance investigations using scintillation measurements

                 by Sciortino, M. (Italy), et al.)


P1(15)      A method to estimate sunshine duration from global irradiance measurements  (not available)

                 by Benschop, H. (Netherlands)


P1(16)      Cost effective 1-minute network data collection: A new paradigm

                 by Hartley, B. (New Zealand))


P1(17)      Cost efficient data transport with GSM from weather stations in Norway 

                 by van Nes, A. (Norway))


P1(18)      Surface meteorological measurements and meteorological services in Pakistan 

                 by Mir, H. (Pakistan), et al.)


P1(19)      Technical and operational aspects of setting-up an AWS network in Romania  (not available)

                 by Lucaschi, B. (Romania), et al.)


P1(20)      The low cost radio frequency rain meter

                 by Koldaev, A. (Russian Federation), et al.)


P1(21)      The new capillary surface microlayer sampler for monitoring of the transboundary source of coastal ecosystems' pollution  (not available)

                 by Syroeskhin, A. (Russian Federation), et al.)


P1(22)      Design and development of a low cost and reliable automatic weather station 

                 by Kumarasinghe, E. (Sri Lanka))


P1(23)      The flood forecasting and precipitation measurement by using radar system 

                 by Eroglu, H. (Turkey))


P1(24)      The man-made satellite; an instrument of opportunity

                 by Mudenda, O. (Zambia), et al.)


P1(25)      A comparison of Beaufort, Vaisala and radiosonde wind measuring systems in the course of migration

                 by Ngenda, Ch. (Zambia)


P1(26)      Mass and energy fluxes monitoring using eddy covariance techniques 

                 by Mendicino, G. (Italy), et al.


P1(27)      TOA - Advanced Lightning Positioning System (ALPS) 

                 by Geitz, W. (USA)


P1(28)     The ozone influence risk assessment on population health: Optical instrument of ozone concentration measurement

                 by Naumenko, T. (Belarus), et al.


P1(29)      OTT Parsivel® - Enhanced precipitation identifier and new generation of present weather sensor by OTT Messtechnik, Germany

by Nemeth, K. (Germany), et al.





Session 2 - Keynote Paper

                 Review of a progress in the development of the operational upper-air technology 
by Dr John Nash, UK, vice-president of CIMO,
co-chair of OPAG-UPPER-AIR, chair CIMO ET on UASI

Session 2 - Papers

2(1)          Observations from the global AMDAR programme  

                 by Stickland, J. (Australia), et al.


2(2)          VAISALA RS92 radiosondes offer high level of GPS performance with a reliable telemetry

                 by Jauhiainen, H. (Finland), et al.


2(3)          MODEM upper-air GPS Radiosounding system

                 by Charpentier, J. (France), et al.


2(4)          Advances in wind profiler radar

                 by Currier, F. (France).


2(5)          Upper air wind measurements by weather radar

                 by Holleman, I. (Netherlands), et al.


2(6)          Studying the accuracy of Afar-based radar sounding system 

                 by Ivanov, A. (Russian Federation), et al.


2(7)          Meteorology and security around the nuclear power plants in Switzerland 

                 by Calpini, B. (Switzerland), et al.


2(8)          Development of  a UK national GPS water  vapour processing  system 

                 by Jones, J. (UK), et al.


2(9)          Progress in introducing new technology sensor sites for the Met Office long-range lightning detection system

                 by Nash, J. (UK), et al.


2(10)        The challenges for an operational wind profiler - remote and unattended 

                 by Oakley, T. (UK), et al.


2(11)        Results of the RS92 acceptance test performed by the Met Office (UK) 

                 by Smout, R. (UK), et al.


2(12)        The evolution and development of the United States National Weather Service universal radiosonde replacement system 

                 by Bower, C. (USA).


2(13)        Universal upper air sounding system 

                 by Wierenga, R.(USA), et al.


Session 2 - Poster Presentations

P2(1)        Some results from atmospheric sounding in cases with foehn in Sofia valley

                 by Videnov, P.(Bulgaria), et al.


P2(2)        Applying working knowledge for well managing the upper air stations network in order to preserve its historical achievements and work on continuing its development and prosperity  

                 by Amer, M.(Egypt)


P2(3)        A round the clock observation technology to measure vertical profiles of visibility and spectral transmission of the mixing layer 

                 by Weller, M.(Germany), et al.


P2(4)        Radiosounding: Impact on aerological measurements due to instrumentation transition  (not available)]

                 by Casu, G.(Italy), et al.


P2(5)        Use of doppler radar in Romania for nowcasting and warning 

                 by Stan-Sion, A.(Romania), et al.


P2(6)        Time-lag correction of operational RS80-A radiosonde humidity 

                 by Kats, A.(Russian Federation), et al.


P2(7)        The impact of new RF95 radiosonde introduction on upper-air data quality in the North‑West region of Russia 

                 by Kats, A.(Russian Federation), et al.


P2(8)        The field and laboratory intercomparison test between two different types of the sondes and the ground systems 

                 by Borštnik, A.(Slovenia), et al.


P2(9)        On board processing capability for radiosonde platforms using low-cost processors mixed signal ICs and semi-conductor sensors 

                 by Kumarasinghe, N.(Sri Lanka)


P2(10)      Upper air observations in Turkey 

                 by Erdem, M.(Turkey), et al.


P2(11)      Observing fog and low cloud with a combination of 78 GHz cloud radar and laser ceilometer
by Nash, J.(UK), et al.


P2(12)      Demonstration of the new InterMet radiosondes system installed at the Tanzania Meteorological Agency, Dar-es-Salaam 

                 by Smout, R.(UK), et al.


P2(13)      Maturation and application of operational doppler Lidar for meteorological applications
by Hannon, S.(USA), et al.


P2(14)      Recent application of the accurate temperature measuring radiosonde
by Schmidlin, F.(USA).


P2(15)      Improved forecast skill with ground-based radiometric profiling  (not available)
by Ware, R.(USA), et al.


P2(16)      InterMet 403 MHz radiosonde system 

                 by Wierenga, R.(USA), et al.


P2(17)      Quantitative assessment of improved spectral moments selection algorithms on an operational 64 MHz clear-air doppler wind profiler

                 by Winston, H.(USA), et al.


P2(18)      Polarization diversity for the National Weather Service, WSR-88D radars

                 by Zrnic, D.(USA)


P2(19)      Radar technique for the study of structure and dynamics of the hail-storm process 

                 by Imamdjanov, K.(Uzbekistan)


P2(20)      Radar techniques of meteorological events detection by polarization characteristics of signal 

                 by Imamdjanov, K.(Uzbekistan), et al.


P2(21)      Development of a mean intensity radiometer for GRAW radiosondes

                 By Schmidmer, F. (Germany)



Session 3 - Keynote Paper

                Quality management, calibration, testing and comparison of instruments and observing systems   (not available)
Dr Bruce Baker, USA, Chairman of the AMS’s Committee on Instrumentation and Observations

Session 3 - Papers

3(1)          Canadian program and facilities for the functional testing of surface weather instruments and systems 

                 by Nitu, R. (Canada)


3(2)          Meteorological standardization in China 

                 by Ding, H. (China)


3(3)          Field comparison of different raingauges and present weather sensor at MHS of Croatia 

                 by Premec, K (Croatia), et al.


3(4)          WMO laboratory intercomparison of rainfall intensity gauges (France - Italy - Netherlands) . First results from France

                 by Alexandropoulos, Ch. (France), et al.


3(5)          Field Acceptance Test Procedure of 40 Vaisala Present Weather PWD 22 Sensors and Use of a Thies Spectro-Rain Gauge 

                 by Zanghi, F, (France)


3(6)          LAUTLOS upper-air humidity comparison – the first results 

                 by Leiterer, U. (Germany), et al.


3(7)          A quality management system for the process of collecting meteorological data 

                 by Richter, C. (Germany), et al.


3(8)          Comparison between an automatic weather station and a traditional station 

                 by Soumah, F. (Guinea)


3(9)          The WMO laboratory intercomparison of rainfall intensity gauges 

                 by Lanza, L. (Italy), et al.


3(10)        Documentation on  quality assurance and representativity of meteorological observations 

                 by Benschop, H. (Netherlands)


3(11)        Precipitation type from the THIES disdrometer

                 by Bloemink, H. (Netherlands), et al.


3(12)        An assessment of the UV broad band filter radiometer measurement accuracy

                 by Los, A. (Netherlands), et al.


3(13)        KVALOBS - the quality assurance system of Norwegian Meteorological Institute observations

                 by Kielland, G. (Norway)


3(14)        Guidelines on quality control procedures for data from automatic weather stations 

                 by Zahumenský, I. (Slovakia)


3(15)        The world radiometric reference and its quality system

                 by Rüedi, I. (Switzerland)


3(16)        Preliminary results of WMO intercomparison of high quality radiosonde systems, Mauritius, February 2005 

                 by Nash, J. (UK), et al.


3(17)        Quality management of a European wind profiler network (CWINDE) 

                 by Oakley, T. (UK), et al.


Session 3 - Poster Presentations

P3(1)        Intercomparison of ground-based water vapour radiometer measurements and radiosonde measurements with the integrated water vapour from numerical models  (not available)
by Vukovic, Z. (Canada)


P3(2)        The experiment and analysis on available data rate of wind profiler radar 

                 by He, P. (China), et al.


P3(3)        Performance evaluation for net pyrradiometers 

                 by Lu, W. (China), et al.


P3(4)        Some step of  quality control  of upper-air network data in China

                 by Zhao, Z. (China), et al.


P3(5)        The in Situ Pressure Calibration System in Météo-France 

                 by Duvernoy, J. (France), et al.


P3(6)        ISO 9001 Quality Certification in the Area of Surface Observing Systems  (not available)

                 by Leroy, M. (France)


P3(7)        Uncertainties of Measurements in Météo France's Monitoring of  the Chemical Composition of Precipitation 

                 by Mezdour, A, (France), et al.


P3(8)        A Quality Control Program for Radiation Data  (not available)

                 by Behrens, K. (Germany), et al.


P3(9)        Measuring air temperature by using an ultrasonic anemometer 

                 by Lanzinger, E. (Germany), et al.


P3(10)      Automatic technical self check system for the DWD weather radar network

                 by Mammen, T. (Germany), et al.


P3(11)      Fast-response, open path optical hygrometer for long-term measurements - experiences, results, future requirements

                 by Weisensee, U. (Germany), et al.


P3(12)      Quality management and quality control of the long-term observing system “ZUZI“ a provider of the WMO World Data Centre for Aerosols (WDCA) 

                 by Weller, M. (Germany), et al.


P3(13)      Temperature measurement  (not available)

                 by Traore, F. (Guinea)


P3(14)      Intensity of precipitation and comparison among different  measuring  instruments

                 by Casu, G. (Italy), et al.


P3(15)      Influence of rain gauge calibration on data series at Re. S.M.A. station in Vigna di Valle (Italy) 

                 by Lanza, L. (Italy), et al.


P3(16)      Dealing with uncertainty in rainfall gauges calibration: The QM-RIM metrological validation 

                 by Molini, A. (Italy), et al.


P3(17)      The new automatic weather system 

                 by Zahari, A. (Malaysia)


P3(18)      Quality and representativity of wind measurements 

                 by Benschop, H. (Netherlands)


P3(19)      A test of the precipitation amount and intensity measurements with the OTT Pluvio

                 by Wauben, W. (Netherlands)


P3(20)      Wind tunnel and field test of three 2D sonic anemometers

                 by Wauben, W. (Netherlands)


P3(21)      Testing of wind sensors and the usefulness of video technology at marine stations 

                 by Larre, M. (Norway)


P3(22)      Comparison of manual precipitation observations with automatic observations in Oslo and Utsira

                 by Mathisen, T. (Norway), et al.


P3(23)      Variation in precipitation measurement through different instrumentation  (not available)

                 by Awan, S. (Pakistan)


P3(24)      Preliminary results obtained following the intercomparison of the meteorological parameters provided by automatic and classical stations in Romania 

                 by Baciu, M. (Romania), et al.


P3(25)      Review of the Dobson 121 spectrophotometer accuracy as a result of the international intercomparison sessions  (not available)

                 by Manea, L. (Romania) , et al.


P3(26)      The meteorological data quality management of Romanian national surface observation network  

                 by Ralita, I. (Romania) , et al.


P3(27)      Advanced atmospheric boundary layer temperature profiling with MTP-5HE microwave system

                 by Kadygrov, E. (Russian Federation) , et al.


P3(28)      The operational web-based presentation of the Russian Federation upper-air network performance monitoring 

                 by Kats, A. (Russian Federation) , et al.


P3(29)      Intercomparison measurements of recording precipitation gauges in Slovakia 

                 by Chvila, B. (Slovakia), et al.


P3(30)      Calibration of relative humidity measuring instruments at EARS

                 by Groselj, D. (Slovenia), et al.


P3(31)      Accredited calibration laboratory service as a subject of an integral QA system at EARS

                 by Groselj, D. (Slovenia), et al.


P3(32)      The effect of the relative humidity on sunshine duration measurements during the last eclipse in Turkey  (not available)

                 by Aksoy, B. (Turkey)


P3(33)      Data quality management 

                 by Karatas, S. (Turkey), et al.


P3(34)      Detection of Zdr abnormalities on operational polarimetric radar in Turkish weather radar network 

                 by Sireci, O. (Turkey), et al.


P3(35)      The United States National Weather Service in-situ radiation temperature correction for radiosonde replacement system GPS radiosondes 

                 by Bower, C. (USA)


P3(36)      Wind tunnel tests of some low-cost sonic anemometers

                 by Sturgeon, B. (USA)





Session 4 - Keynote Paper 

                Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, Training And Development of RICs (not available)

                by Dr. Joseph R. Mukabana, Permanent Representative of Kenya with WMO


Session 4 - Papers

4(1)          Wind protection designs from measurements with simple wind equipment in four African countries, in research education capacity building projects 

by Stigter, K. (Netherlands), et al.


4(2)          Technology transfer, capacity building, training and development of RICs (the Nigerian experience)

                 by Adeniji E. O. (Nigeria), et al.


4(3)          Design and construction of meteorological instruments, the Nigeria experience

                 by Aderinto, S. (Nigeria))


4(4)          Romanian national meteorological integrated observational system - achievements and current status

                 by Apostu, A. (Romania), et al.


4(5)          SIMIN - the integrated system for meteorological surveillance, forecast and alert in Romania

by Allen, G. (USA), et al.


Session 4 - Poster Presentations

P4(1)        Technology, training, development, testing and calibration at the ReSMA 

                 by Casu, G. (Italy), et al.


P4(2)        Modernization of Observation Network in Turkey 

                 by Büyükbas, E. (Turkey), et al.


P4(3)        U.S. support for the global climate observing system (GCOS) and associated support for international, regional, and bi-lateral GCOS activities

                 by Diamond, H. (USA)


P4(4)        Revitalization of the GCOS surface and upper-air network stations

                 by Thigpen, R. (USA)





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