Tropical cyclone (both from the South China Sea and from the Bay of Bengal) track, intensity, structural changes and landfall processes (wind and gusts, rainfall, and storm surges).
Heavy rain triggered by tropical cyclones, south-west and north-east monsoons, troughs and ITCZ migration, and orography.
Thunderstorms and hail associated with severe convection.
Cold conditions and frost.
Extreme hot and dry conditions associated with the Föhn effect.
7.2.4 The meeting noted that support for the SWFDP was discussed at the 38th session of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) held in New Delhi, India, in December 2010. The following recommendation was assigned by CGMS:
CGMS Recommendation 38.02:
CGMS Members to examine opportunities to incorporate Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) required data and products in their broadcast schemes.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SECOND-PHASE ACTION PLAN OF THE PILOT PROJECT
Review of the second-phase action plan
Mr Kurino (Co-coordinator) reviewed the second-phase action plan of the RA II Pilot Project,
which runs from September 2010 through August 2011, including:
Issuance of quarterly newsletters for RA II Members;
Enhancement of Pilot Project pages on the WMO Space Programme (WMOSP) website;
Enhancement of the mailing list for RA II Members and that for Coordinating Group Members;
Identification of RA II Member requirements;
Alignment of Pilot Project activities with VLab activities to optimize assistance to NMHSs in RA II;
Development of a third-phase action plan by summer 2011.
Enhancement of Pilot Project web pages as a “Portal Site” function for accessing satellite imagery, data, products and training
The meeting noted that a wide variety of satellite imagery, satellite-derived products and
training are provided by satellite operators in RA II. Accordingly, there are still opportunities for the improvement of existing web links to individual satellite operators’ web pages from an RA II user viewpoint.
8.2.2 The meeting noted that the Co-coordinators intend to produce a one-stop portal site for the Pilot Project web pages on the WMO Space Programme in order to facilitate access to satellite data and products. The pages will include information on access to satellite imagery, data, products and training information.
8.2.3 The meeting noted that plans for the portal site function were discussed at the 38th session of CGMS. The following action item was assigned by CGMS:
CGMS Action 38.07: CGMS Satellite Operators are encouraged to note the usefulness of RA II Pilot Project web pages on the WMO Space Programme