ROVING SEMINARS

ROVING SEMINARS

The roving seminars were intended to introduce to Members the latest technology and expertise in operational forecasting and associated services for the reduction and mitigation of disasters caused by tropical cyclones. In the roving seminars, knowledgeable experts travelled to Members’ territories and delivered lectures and training focusing on subjects of operational interest. 


For more information, consult the Roving Seminar list below

ROVING SEMINAR 2023: ADVANCES IN TROPICAL CYCLONE MONITORING AND PREDICTION FOR IMPACT BASED FORECASTING (28-30 June 2023, Hanoi, Viet Nam)

Topic Speaker
1. TC-induced Rainfall forecasting in Vietnam by using GFS selective ensemble with GSMaP Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Thi Thanh Nga
Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology & Climate Change
 
2. Current estimation, understanding, and forecast of landfalling tropical cyclone rainfall Dr. Zifeng Yu
Shanghai Typhoon Institute, CMA
 
3. Typhoon Quantitative Precipitation analysis and forecasts based on the Radar data analysis Prof. Dong In Lee
Meteorological Radar specialist
Pukyung National University, Busan, Korea
 
4. Role of midlatitude baroclinic condition in heavy rainfall events induced by tropical cyclones over the Asia Dr. Chail Park
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
 
5. Application of Short-range Warning of Intense Rainstorms in Localized System (swirls) with Vietnam radar data and high resolution NWP to improve quantitive precipitation forecast (QPF) of tropical cyclone landfalled Vietnam�s coastal Dr. Hoang Phuc Lam
Viet Nam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration
 
6. Advances in forecasting location and location uncertainty using an ensemble of ensembles (super ensemble) Dr. Craig Earl-Spurr
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
 
7. Recent advances in the understanding of tropical cyclone motion Prof. Kosuke Ito
Kyoto University, Japan
 
8. Future of Forecasts: IbFW for Tropical Cyclone Dr. Senaka Basnayake
Director, Climate Resilience Department, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
 
9. Coastal hazards and their risk analysis Mr. Nadao Kohno
Meteorological Research Institute/JMA, Japan
 

ROVING SEMINAR 2019: QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION ESTIMATION AND FORECASTING (QPE/QPF) (11-13 November 2019, Beijing, China)

Topic Presentation
A. Nowcasting System and Related QPF Forecasting Products
By Mr. W. C. Woo from the Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China
A1: RSMC for Nowcasting & SWIRLS Nowcast System
A2: Probabilistic QPF & Impact-based Forecasting/Warning
A3: Nowcast of Thunderstorm, Hail and Gust and Satellite Nowcast Applications 
B. Raingauge and Radar Data Processing for QPE/QPF
By Mr. Erik Becker from National Environment Agency, Singapore
B1: Radar and Rain-Gauge Data Quality and Processing
B2: Radar Precipitation and Rain-Gauge Adjustment Techniques
B3: Radar-Based Nowcasting and Verification Techniques 
C. Radar and Typhoon Related Rainfall Prediction and Their Applications in Flood Forecasting
By Prof. Eiichi Nakakita from Kyoto University, Japan
C1: Early Detection of Baby-Rain-Cell Aloft in a Severe Storm and Risk Projection for Urban Flash Flood
C2: Radar Based Nowcast of Typhoon Related Rainfall and Its Orographic Effects
C3: Hybrid Ensemble Forecast of Typhoon Related Rainfall and Its Applications into Flood Forecast 

ROVING SEMINAR 2018: APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGIES (20-22 November 2018, Singapore, Singapore)

Topic Presentation
A. Advances in satellite missions and product applications in the Typhoon Committee region
By Mr Koji Yamashita of Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan and Dr. Xiang Fang of China Meteorological Administration, China
Introduction to Himawari-8/9 and its Products (Mr. Koji Yamashita)
Chinese Meteorological Satellite and its Applications (Dr. Xiang Fang)
The Satellite Methods for Tropical Cyclone Analysis (Dr. Xiang Fang) 
B. Tropical Cyclone Analysis using Microwave Satellite Imagery
By Dr. Xiang Fang of China Meteorological Administration, China
Tropical Cyclone Analysis using Microwave Satellite Imagery 
C. Radar Applications in Tropical Cyclone and Extreme Weather Monitoring and Nowcasting
By Mr Ray Kong, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China
Part 1
Part 2 

ROVING SEMINAR 2016: STORM SURGE (15-17 November 2016, Ha Noi, Viet Nam)

Topic Presentation
A. Advances in Operational Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation Prediction
By Mr Nadao Kohno and Mr Masaki Itoh of Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
Phenomena of Storm Surges and its Risk
Storm Surge Forecast and Outline of RSMC Tokyo Products
A Development of Japan Area Storm Surge Ensemble 
B. SLOSH – Storm Surge Modeling and Applications for Decision Support
By Mr Arthur Taylor of National Weather Services, U.S.A.
Ensemble Storm Surge Modeling
Storm Surge Decision Support – Experiences and Lessons Learned
C. Development of an Operational Storm Surge Prediction System for a Coastal City – Hong Kong Experience
By Mr Dickson Lau, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China
Part 1 – Impact of Historical Storm Surge in Hong Kong
Part 2 – Development and Operation of Storm Surge Prediction System in Hong Kong 

ROVING SEMINAR 2015: FLASH FLOOD AND LANDSLIDES (4-6 November 2015, Vientiane, Lao PDR)

Topic Presentation
A. Risk Reduction and Mitigation of Sediment-related Disaster
By Mr Yoshiki Nagai from National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
Sediment-related Disaster in Japan: The Features, Tendency and Actual Situation
Sediment Disaster Countermeasures: Structural Measures and Monitoring for the Preservation of National Land
Non-structural Measures: Designation of Sediment Disaster Alert Areas, Soil Precipitation Index, Warning and Evacuation systems
B. Advances and Challenges of Flash Flood Modeling and Prediction
By Prof Xu-dong Fu from Tsinghua University
Modeling and Prediction of Flash Flood altered by Sediment Transport in Mountain Streams
Disposal of Earthquake-triggered Barrier Dams in China
Strategies and Methods for Flash Flood Hazard Mitigation in China
C. River and Urban Flash Flood’s forecasting and Mitigation
By Dr Dong-ryul Lee from Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
River Flood Forecasting System and Mitigation in Korea
Rainfall Radar System and Its Utilization for Flood Warning
Strategies and Methods for Urban Flash Flood Forecasting and Warning

ROVING SEMINAR 2014: WARNING COMMUNICATION (3-5 November 2014, Hong Kong, China)

Topic Presentation
A. Effective Early Warning Systems and Risk Communications
By Mr. Chip Guard of NOAA
Common Sense Aspects of Risk Communication
US Programs that Enhance Effective Early Warning
Getting Effective Warnings to Isolated and Rural Locations
B. Media Liaison and Crisis Management for Disaster Risk Reduction
By Mr. Ahmed Nadeem of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
Role of Media, Importance of Coordination and Integration with other Stakeholders
Lessons learned from Media Integration
Effective Media Communication, Reaching the General Public and the Most Vulnerable
C. “Warning Communication Strategies in the Era of Web Technology and Social Media – Hong Kong Experience
By Ms. Sandy, M K Song and Mr. K L Lee of the Hong Kong Observatory
Warning Communication Strategies – Hong Kong Experience
Challenges and Opportunities of Media Communication (include Social Media)

ROVING SEMINAR 2011: HEAVY RAIN AND FLOOD HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH LANDFALLING TROPICAL CYCLONES (20-23 September 2011, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

Topic Presentation
A. Overview of QPE/QPF Techniques and Hydrological Applications
By Dr. Siriluk Chumchean of Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
Overview of QPE/QPF Techniques and Hydrological Applications
QPF Techniques and Development
QPE/QPF for Hydrology Applications and Flood Forecasting
B. Review of QPE/QPF Operational Systems and Application to Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Forecasting
By Mr. H. Y. Yeung of Hong Kong Observatory
Operational QPE/QPF Systems – An Overview
Operational QPE/QPF Systems in Action
Operational QPE/QPF – Some Latest R&D Activities
Operational QPE/QPF – Application to TC Rainfall
C. Cause, Assessment and Management of Flood Hazards associated with Landfalling Tropical Cyclones and Heavy Rain
By Prof. Chen Charng-Ning of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 Part 1aPart 1bPart 2 and 3Part 4

ROVING SEMINAR 2010: TROPICAL CYCLONE GENESIS AND LARGE SCALE INTERACTION (30 November-3 December 2010, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand)

Topic Presentation
A. Tropical Cyclone Genesis and Seasonal Prediction of Cyclone Activities
By Mr. S.M. Lee (Hong Kong Observatory)
Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Forecast – Part 1
Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Forecast – Part 2
Tropical Cyclone Genesis
B. Effects of Tropical Cyclone Interaction with Monsoon, with Emphasis on Enhanced Rainfall
By Professor Zhang Qinghong (Peking University)
Effects of Tropical Cyclone Interaction with Monsoon
Interaction Between Tropical Cyclone and Southwesterly Monsoon
C. Tropical Cyclone Satellite Analysis, including Microwave Images
By Dr. Mark Lander (Univers