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TCC Training Seminar on Seasonal Forecast

Dates

29 January - 2 February 2018

Venue

Headquarters of JMA, Tokyo, Japan

Objectives

To familiarize with outputs of JMA's numerical prediction model and tools for seasonal prediction
To improve skills in generating seasonal prediction products using statistical downscaling methods

Textbook

Textbook: (7.9MB),    Annex (operation of iTacs (Basic)): (2.4MB),    Annex (operation of iTacs (Advanced)): (697KB)

Agenda

Date Period Program
Monday, 29 January AM 1. Opening session
   Welcome address
   Self-introduction by participants
   Group photo shooting Photo (4.3MB)  List of Participants (55KB)
   Courtesy call on JMA's Director-General
2. Introduction: Outline and scope of the Training Seminar and introduction of the Tokyo Climate Cnter (TCC)
   (3.4MB)
3. Lecture: "Introduction to Climatology" for experts on climate services (Part I)
   (19.3MB)
PM 3. Lecture: "Introduction to Climatology" for experts on climate services (Part II)
4. Lecture: Introduction of reanalysis and JRA-55
   (2.9MB)
5. Exercise: Introduction and operation of iTacs (Basic)
   (12.7MB)   (3.9MB)
Tuesday, 30 January AM 6. Lecture: Seasonal Forecast
   (3.8MB)
7. Lecture: Variability in the tropical oceans and its impact on the climate
   (5.0MB)
7. Lecture: Variability in the tropical oceans and its impact on the climate (cont.)
   (4.5MB)
8. Lecture: JMA's Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) for seasonal Forecasting
   (6.6MB)
PM 9. Exercise: Introduction and operation of iTacs (Advanced)
10. Lecture: Introduction of seasonal forecast guidance
   (1.1MB)
Wednesday, 31 January AM 11. Exercise: Seasonal Forecast
   (900KB), Supplement: (1.2MB)
    Working files
     - A guidance tool   temperature:   precipitation:
        *EXCEL version 2010 or later is required.
     - Observation data (sample)
PM 11. Exercise: Seasonal Forecast (cont.)
12. Lecture: Interpretation of guidance, verification result and outputs from Numerical Prediction System (NWP)
   (5.0MB)
Thursday, 1 February AM 13. Exercise: Generating seasonal forecast for your country
PM 13. Exercise: Generating seasonal forecast for your country (cont.)
14. Presentation: Presentation by participants
Friday, 2 February AM 14. Presentation: Presentation by participants (cont.)
15. Wrap up and Closing

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