The East Asia winter Climate Outlook Forum (EASCOF), which started in 2013, aims to share recent understanding of phenomena related to seasonal prediction on the East Asian winter monsoon as well as discuss seasonal outlook of the coming winter , of which establishment was formally agreed at the fifteenth session of the Regional Association II (RA II) held in Doha, Qatar in December 2012. EASCOF is the successor to the Joint Meeting for Seasonal Prediction of the East Asian Winter Monsoon which started in 2000.
In the Forum, participating NHMSs bring together their own seasonal forecasts using the GPC products and a consensus statement is summarized at the end of the meeting containing individual forecasts of the Asian winter monsoon and seasonal outlooks. Such activities are helpful for the NMHSs to produce their winter monsoon forecasts and to further improve the relevant technologies.
Participating National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs)
|China Meteorological Administration (CMA)|
|Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)|
|Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)|
|National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring-Mongolia (NAMEM)|
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