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INSTRUMENTS AND OBSERVING METHODS - IOM No.94

   

TECO-2006 - WMO Technical Conference on 
Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation
Geneva, Switzerland, 4-6 December 2006

Innovations in Observing Systems and Practices
to Meet the Evolving Needs of Members


PROGRAMME

Session 1

Lectures

Posters

Session 2

Lectures

Posters

Session 3

Lectures

Posters

Session 4

Lectures

Posters

Session 5

Lectures

Posters

Session 6

Round Table

 

   
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Monday - 4 December 2006

   

10h00-10h30

OPENING 

  

10h30-11h00

Opening Keynote - Innovations in observing systems and practices to meet the evolving needs of members  [PDF]

Dr R.P. Canterford (Australia)
CIMO acting president

 Lectures1
  SESSION 1 - NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH SURFACE OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL NETWORKS
Co-chairs: J.P. van der Meulen (Netherlands), K.-H. Klapheck (Germany)
11h00-11h30 Session 1 - Keynote - New developments and operational experience with surface observation technology and national networks  [PDF] J.P. van der Meulen (Netherlands)
Co-chair, OPAG-SURFACE
Chair, CIMO ET on ST
& MT
11h30-11h50

1(1)

Operation of the Colombia hydrological network  [PowerPoint] Ms  X. Sanclemente (Colombia), et al.
11h50-13h30    LUNCH BREAK    
13h30-13h50

1(2)

Helsinki Testbed: A new open facility to test instrumentation technology for atmospheric measurements  [PDF] J. Poutiainen (Finland), et al.
13h50-14h10 1(3) Status of the automatic observation on aerodrome and ongoing improvements in France  [PDF] M. Leroy (France), et al.
14h10-14h30 1(4) Building and operating a station network for climatology and hydrology  [PDF] K.-H. Klapheck (Germany), et al.
14h30-14h50 1(5) Hong Kong's enhanced automatic weather station network and its further outreach to society  [PDF] B.Y. Lee (Hong Kong, China), et al.
14h50-15h10 1(6) Possibilities for expansion of surface weather observing systems in East Africa  [PDF] D. Mburu (Kenya)
15h10-15h30    COFFEE/TEA BREAK    
15h30-15h50 1(7) Status, evaluation and new developments of the automated cloud observations in the Netherlands  [PDF] W. Wauben (Netherlands), et al.
15h50-16h10 1(8) Operational quality control on raw data of the new Swiss ground-based measurement network  [PDF] Y.-A. Roulet (Switzerland), et al.
16h10-16h30 1(9) Operational applications of AWOS network in Turkey  [PDF] S. Karatas (Turkey)
 Lectures2
  SESSION 2 - NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH UPPER-AIR OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY
Co-chairs: A. Ivanov (Russian Federation), C. Gaffard (UK)
16h30-17h00 Session 2 - Keynote - New developments and operational experience with upper-air observation technology  [PDF] Ms C. Gaffard (UK)
17h00-17h20

2(1)

New developments with upper-air sounding in China  [PDF] F. Li (China)
17h20-17h40 2(2) EU COST Action 720 - Integrated ground-based remote-sensing stations for atmospheric profiling: An overview  [PDF] D. Engelbart (Germany), et al.

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2(3) A study on the structural mechanism of the Automated Radiosonde System (ARS)  [PDF] Y. Oike (Japan)
17h40-18h00

2(4)

Remote sensing system for urban heat island study  [PDF] A. Ivanov (Russian Federation), et al.
   

Tuesday - 5 December 2006

09h00-09h20 2(5) Current development of the remote sensing meteorological network and the fine grid weather prediction model for the nuclear power plants security in Switzerland  [PDF] B. Calpini (Switzerland), et al.
09h20-09h40 2(6) New remote sensing instruments for water vapour monitoring developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne  [PDF] V. Simeonov (Switzerland), et al.
09h40-10h00 2(7) The new Met Office ATDNET lightning detection system  [PDF] J. Nash (UK), et al.
10h00-10h20 2(8) Updating the UK wind profiler network  [PDF] T. Oakley (UK), et al.
10h20-10h40   COFFEE/TEA BREAK  
10h40-11h00 2(9) Observations from the global AMDAR Programme  [PowerPoint] M. Berechree (Australia), et al.
11h00-11h20 2(10) Improvements in the upper-air observations systems in Japan  [PDF] M. Ishihara (Japan), et al.
 Lectures3
  SESSION 3 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT, CALIBRATION, TESTING AND COMPARISON OF INSTRUMENTS AND OBSERVING SYSTEMS
Co-chairs: M. Leroy (France), B. Baker (USA)
11h20-11h50 Session 3 - Keynote - Quality management, calibration, testing and comparison of instruments and observing systems  [PDF] M. Leroy (France)
Chair, CIMO ET on SBII
&CM
11h50-12h10

3(1)

Integrated quality management functions on AWS-level - GEALOG SG station manager  [PDF] G. Pevny (Austria), et al.
12h10-13h30   LUNCH BREAK  
13h30-13h50

3(2)

Documentation of surface observation: Classification for siting and performance characteristics  [PDF] M. Leroy (France), et al.
13h50-14h10 3(3) Rainfall amount and intensity measured by the THIES laser precipitation monitor  [PDF] E. Lanzinger (Germany), et al.
14h10-14h30 3(4) Results of the WMO Laboratory Intercomparison of Rainfall Intensity Gauges  [PDF] L. Lanza (Italy)
14h30-14h50 3(5) Automated operational validation of meteorological observations in the Netherlands  [PDF] W. Wauben (Netherlands)
14h50-15h10 3(6) Global criteria for tracing the improvements of radiosondes over the last decades  [PDF] P. Jeannet (Switzerland), et al.
15h10-15h30 3(7) The performance of supporting remote sensing instrumentation during the Mauritius Radiosonde Intercomparison (Abstract)   [PDF] H. Richner (Switzerland), et al.
15h30-15h50   COFFEE/TEA BREAK  
15h50-16h10 3(8) Results of the Tenth International Pyrheliometer Comparions (IPC-X)  [PDF] W. Finsterle (Switzerland)
16h10-16h30 3(9) Validation of automatic weather observation system data in Uganda  [PDF] L. Aribo (Uganda), et al.
 Lectures4
  SESSION 4 - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, CAPACITY BUILDING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONAL INSTRUMENT CENTRES (RICs)
Co-chairs: H. Zhou (China), J. Gorman (Australia)
16h30-17h00 Session 4 - Keynote - Technology transfer, capacity building, training and development of RICs  [PDF] J. Gorman (Australia)
17h00-17h20

4(1)

A proposal for establishing a standard RIC calibration laboratory  [PDF] Y. Sha (China), et al.
17h20-17h40 4(2) RIC: Review and strengthening  [Word] J. Duvernoy (France)
17h40-18h00 4(3) A first review of calibrating devices acceptable for metrology laboratory  [PDF] J. Duvernoy (France), et al.
   

Wednesday - 6 December 2006

09h00-09h20 4(4) Capacity building and development of the IRC in Manila (Philippines)  [PDF] F. Barcenas (Philippines)
09h20-09h40 4(5) Training activities on meteorological instruments and observing systems in Turkey  [PDF] E. Bykbas (Turkey)
09h40-10h00 4(6) RA III Radiosonde Training Workshop, Buenos Aires, May 2006  [PDF] J. Nash (UK), et al.
10h00-10h20 4(7) Recent GUAN and VCP support projects  [PDF] R. Smout (UK), et al.
10h20-10h40   COFFEE/TEA BREAK  
 Lectures5
  SESSION 5 - TRENDS AND CHALLENGES: NATIONAL TO INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS - 
GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS (GEOSS), DISASTER PREVENTION AND MITIGATION (DPM), WMO QUALITY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (QMF), WMO INFORMATION SYSTEM (WIS)
Co-chairs: J. Nash (UK), E. Bazira (Uganda)
10h40-11h10 Session 5 - Keynote - Trends and challenges: national to international networks Dr J. Nash (UK)
CIMO vice-president
11h10-11h30 5(1) Australia's composite observing system: identifying future directions  [PDF] R. Atkinson (Australia), et al.
11h30-11h50 5(2) A historical view of adaptive observing strategies in Australia  [PDF] R. Stringer (Australia)
11h50-12h10 5(3) Integrated national in-situ observing network  [PDF] I. Zahumensky (Slovakia)
12h10-13h30   LUNCH BREAK  
13h30-13h50 5(4) EUCOS - The EUMETNET composite observing system  [PDF] S. Goldstraw (UK), et al.
13h50-14h10 5(5) Challenges posed by the WMO Integrated Observing System (IOS)  [PDF] J. Nash (UK)
14h10-14h30 5(6) Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) - Requirements and realities of providing overlapping radiosonde flight series data for long-term climate continuity  [PDF] C. Bower (USA)
14h30-14h50 5(7) Emerging technologies and development of Automatic Weather Stations and national networks  [PDF] B. Baker (USA)
14h50-15h00   BREAK  
 RoundTable
  SESSION 6 - EVOLVING NEEDS OF MEMBERS - ROUND TABLE
              
   Chair:         Dr R.P. Canterford (Australia), CIMO acting president
                  Co-chair:    Dr J. Nash (UK), CIMO vice-president
15h00-16h30 ROUND TABLE
15h00-15h15 6(1) Summary - Session 1
by Session co-chairs: J.P. van der Meulen, K.H. Klapheck
15h15-15h30 6(2) Summary - Session 2
by Session co-chairs: A. Ivanov, C. Gaffard
15h30-15h45 6(3) Summary - Session 3
by Session co-chairs: M. Leroy, B. Baker
15h45-16h00 6(4) Summary - Session 4
by Session co-chairs: H. Zhou, J. Gorman
16h00-16h15 6(5) Summary - Session 5
by Session co-chairs: J. Nash, E. Bazira

16h30-17h30

VAISALA AWARD CEREMONY AND 
CLOSURE OF THE TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

   

POSTERS

 POSTERS 
POSTERS SESSION 1 - NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH SURFACE OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL NETWORKS
P1(1) Surface ozone DOAS measurements comparison with the instrument measuring local ozone concentrations  [PDF] A. Krasouski (Belarus), et al.
P1(2) Automated actinometric station  [PDF] Y. Kazeyev (Belarus), et al.
P1(3) Comparison of clasical instruments and automatic hydrometeorological systems  [PDF] B. Btoloum (Chad)
P1(4) Automatic negative ion monitoring station  [PDF] W. Li (China), et al.
P1(5) The development of AWS and introductory to the IWS (Intelligent Weather System)  [PDF] S. Abd Elsamiee (Egypt)
P1(6) Surface meteorological instruments in Egypt - achievements and current status  [PDF] M. El-Sayed (Egypt)
P1(7) The importance of the new AWS network in the warning alert system in El Salvador  [PDF] S. Canjura (El Salvador)
P1(8) OTT Parsivel - Enhanced precipitation identifier for present weather, drop size distribution and radar reflectivity - OTT Messtechnik  [PDF] K. Nemeth (Germany)
P1(9) Automatic Weather Stations, AWS MGA-05  [PDF]   [PowerPoint] Sugijatno (Indonesia), et al.
P1(10) Technology for a new meteorological monitoring strategy  [PowerPoint] D. Farhi (Israel)
P1(11) The automatic digitalization of time series recorded on graph paper supports  [PDF] R. Leonardi (Italy), et al.

P1(12)

Automatic Weather Stations in synoptical and climatological network of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Poland  [PDF] P. Pietrzykowski (Poland)

P1(13)

The low cost microwave rain sensor: State certification and implementation on the observational network  [PDF] A.I. Gusev (Russian Fed.), et al.
P1(14) Self-correcting weighing precipitation sensor  [PDF] J. Schwarz (Slovakia)
P1(15) COST-727: Measuring and forecasting atmospheric icing on structures  [PDF] A. Heimo (Switzerland)
P1(16) SwissMetNet: The new automatic meteorological network of Switzerland  [PDF] A. Heimo (Switzerland)
P1(17) Site selection criteria and sensor park requirements for automated weather observing systems  [PDF] L. Yalcin (Turkey)
P1(18) Prototype performance and preliminary trial results from evaluation of the sunshine pyranometer (SPN1) - a new instrument for the measurement of global radiation, diffuse radiation and sunshine duration  [PDF] J. Wood (UK), et al.
P1(19) Results of using Present Weather Instruments in the United Kingdom  [PowerPoint] D. Lyth (UK)
P1(20) Applications of meteorological radar polarimeters for hydrological research in the Republic of Uzbekistan (Abstract)   [PDF]  V. Chub (Uzbekistan), et al.
P1(21) Substantiation and development of technology of manufacturing up-to-date measuring devices for measuring the temperature of different media in the range of -40C to +150 S. Kim (Uzbekistan), et al.
 POSTERS 
POSTERS SESSION 2 - NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH UPPER-AIR OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY
P2(1) Development of ozone monitoring instruments in Belarus  [PDF] A. Krasouski (Belarus), et al.
P2(2) Replacing Canada's upper-air observation network  [PDF] D. Dockendorff (Canada), et al.
P2(3) Development and application of CDMA and OFC communication technology in ground-base GPS sensor network in Northeast China  [PowerPoint] J. Zhang (China), et al.
P2(4) Development of national lightning detection network and its application in China  [PDF] Mrs Q. Meng (China), et al.
P2(5) CFL-16 Wind profiler radar  [PDF] H. Ding (China), et al.
P2(6) Lessons from Mauritius WMO Intercomparison and Results of temperature measurement of the aluminized boom sensor of Modem's radiosonde  [PDF] P. Charpentier (France), et al.
P2(7) LAUNCH-2005 - International Lindenberg campaign for assessment of humidity and cloud profiling systems and its impact on high-resolution modelling  [PDF] D. Engelbart (Germany), et al.
P2(8) Experiences with humidity and temperature operational radiosonde measurements by the new RS92 validated by Lindenberg reference - FN - radiosondes at the Lindenberg GUAN Station (10393)  [PDF] U. Leiterer (Germany), et al.
P2(9) Aircraft Humidity Sensor WVSS-II Enters the E-AMDAR Fleet  [PDF]   [PowerPoint] A. Hoff (Germany), et al.
P2(10) Performance of two types of meteorological balloons in upper air soundings in a tropical region  [PDF] J. Cheruiyot (Kenya)
P2(11) Moroccan lightning detection network, topology, performance and management of the network  [PDF] M. Dahoui (Morocco), et al.
P2(12) Study of atmospheric boundary layer thermal regime during total eclipse of the sun  [PDF] E. Kadygrov (Russian Fed.), et al.
P2(13) New approach in application of microwave temperature profilers for local synoptic forecast  [PDF] A.I. Gusev (Russian Fed.), et al.
P2(14) Validation of ground-based remote sensing temperature profiles with radio sounding  [PDF] H. Berger (Switzerland), et al.
P2(15) ECC ozonesondes response under controlled conditions  [PDF] R. Stbi (Switzerland), et al.
P2(16) Improvement of lightning protection systems in Turkish radar network  [PDF] A. Hazer (Turkey)
P2(17) Turkish State Meteorological Service radar network feasibility studies  [PDF] O. Sireci (Turkey)
P2(18) Combining data from ground-based microwave radiometers and other instruments in temperature and humidity profile retrievals  [PDF] T. Hewison (UK), et al.
P2(19) Radiosonde data link study  [PDF] R. Smout (UK), et al.
P2(20) Improving wind profiler measurements exhibiting clutter contamination using wavelet transforms  [PDF] R. Lehtinen (USA), et al.
P2(21) An update on the U.S. AMDAR Programme as a component of the integrated upper-air observing system  D. Helms (USA), et al
P2(22) Weather Radar Network Project of Iran  [PDF] N. Chinoforoush (Iran)
 POSTERS 
POSTERS SESSION 3 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT, CALIBRATION, TESTING AND COMPARISON OF INSTRUMENTS AND OBSERVING SYSTEMS
P3(1) Intercomparison of winter performance of rain gauges  [PDF]   [Poster text, PDF] M. Mair (Austria)
P3(2) Intercomparisons between sondes RS80 Vaisala and MKII Sippican used in Brazil  [PDF] G. Fisch (Brazil), et al.
P3(3) The design of wind profiler based on active phased array antenna  C. Li (China), et al.
P3(4) China CINRAD doppler weather radar network  C. Pei (China)
P3(5) Differences between automatic and manual observation  [PDF] Y. Wang (China), et al.
P3(6) Initial analysis of AWS-observed temperature  [PDF] Y. Wang (China), et al.
P3(7) Influence of changes of sensor and shelter on air temperature observation, and analysis to its causes  [PDF] A. Xiong (China), et al.
P3(8) Quality control and analysis of surface meteorological data  [PDF]   [Powerpoint] Ms K. Xu (China)
P3(9) Experiences in testing and implementing of some quality control algorithms for temperature and precipitation  [PowerPoint] J.L. Araya Lopez (Costa Rica)
P3(10) The Laboratory of Rain Gauges Intercomparison: Results and operational network applications  [PDF] C. Alexandropoulos (France), et al.
P3(11) Behaviour and comparison of two different optical spectro-pluviometers (THIES and OTT) in various situations  [PowerPoint] F. Zanghi (France)
P3(12) Monitoring quality and performance of the radiosonde stations in Mto-France  [PDF] J.-L. Maridet (France), et al.
P3(13) Quality management and comparison of instruments in network developing countries (Abstract)  [PDF] Ms F. Traore (Guinea)
P3(14) Effects of thermometer screens on accuracy of temperature measurements  [PDF] Z. Nagy (Hungary)
P3(15) On the quality of tipping bucket rain intensity measurements  [PDF] L. Lanza (Italy), et al.
P3(16) Comparative analysis of meteorological data acquired on standard equipment and by automatic weather station of Campbell Scientific, Inc.  [PDF] T. Kudekov (Kazakhstan)
P3(17) Comparison of Gunn Bellani radiometer data with global solar radiation sensor (Pyranometer CMB6)  [PDF] P.N. Mugai (Kenya)
P3(18) Preliminary results of comparison between data collected from AWOS and those collected from manual observing instruments  [PDF] R. Merrouchi (Morocco), et al.
P3(19) Observing and calibrating systems of the National Meteorological Service of Morocco - achievements and current status  [PDF] M. Nbou (Morocco), et al.
P3(20) Implementation of automatic weather observing stations in the Nigerian Meteorological Agency  [PDF] S. Aderinto (Nigeria), et al.
P3(21) Operational testing of the Russian AVK upper-air radars using tracking of the sun radiation  [PDF] A. Kats (Russian Fed.), et al.
P3(22) Traceability of air pressure calibrations at EARS WMO Regional Instrument Centre  [PDF] D. Groselj (Slovenia), et al.
P3(23) Information system of measuring network (ISMN)  [PDF] J. Miklavcic (Slovenia), et al.
P3(24) Calibration checks for broadband erythemal UV radiometers  [PDF] L. Vuilleumier (Switzerland), et al.
P3(25) KNMI humidity sensor test  [PDF] Ms H. Bloemink (Netherlands)
P3(26) KNMI visibility standard for calibration of scatterometers  [PDF] Ms H. Bloemink (Netherlands)
P3(27) Deficiencies in solid precipitation measurements by tipping bucket type rain-gauges  [PDF] M. Yigit (Turkey), et al.
P3(28) Report from the Rapporteur on radiosonde compatibility  [PDF] T. Oakley (UK)
P3(29) Recent application of the accurate temperature measuring (ATM) radiosonde  [PDF] F. Schmidlin (USA)
 POSTERS 
POSTERS SESSION 4 - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, CAPACITY BUILDING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONAL INSTRUMENT CENTRES (RICs)
P4(1) Experience of upgrading radiosonde stations in Africa  [PowerPoint] P. Charpentier (France), et al.
P4(2) Status of GSN-GUAN improvement activities  [PowerPoint] R. Thigpen (USA), et al.
 POSTERS 
POSTERS SESSION 5 - TRENDS AND CHALLENGES: NATIONAL TO INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS - GEOSS, DPM, QMF, WIS
P5(1) Needs regarding the system and information services  L. C (Guinea-Bissau)
P5(2) Climate change, technological advancement in weather monitoring and adequacy of response in high risks  [PDF] G. Pedrini (Italy)
P5(3) AWS - Moving towards the future  [PowerPoint] Z. Abdullah (Malaysia), et al.
P5(4) Automation of meteorological measurements in the Republic of Macedonia for the needs of environmental sustainability  [PDF] S. Monevska (Rep. of Macedonia)
   

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