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Training Seminar on Seasonal Prediction Products


11-15 November 2013


Headquaters of JMA, Tokyo, Japan


To improve skills in generating seasonal prediction products.




Date Period Program
Monday, 11 November AM 1. Opening session
   Welcome address
   Self-introduction by participants
   Group photo shooting Photo (3.6MB)  List of Participants (29KB)
   Courtesy call on JMA's Director-General
2. Purpose of the Seminar and Program
3. Introduction to Climatology
   Part1 (10.4MB)
PM 3. Introduction to Climatology (cont.)
   Part2 (12.7MB)
4. Introduction of JRA-55
5. Introduction of ITACS (Interactive Tool for Analysis of the Climate System) and basic operation
Tuesday, 12 November AM 6. JMA's seasonal ensemble prediction system
7. Use of gridded forecast data (how to download gridded forecast data and indices from the TCC website)
PM 8. Seasonal Forecasting
9. Introduction of seasonal forecast guidance
Wednesday, 13 November AM 10. Exercise: Seasonal Forecast
   - Producing guidance and verification
    Working files
     - GPVdata.xls
     - indices.xls
     - ProducingGuidance.xls
     - Verification.xls
     - Japan.csv
     - TokyoDJFTemp.csv
     - TokyoDJFPrec.csv
    Supplemental material (Q&A)  (1.7MB)
PM 10. Exercise: Seasonal Forecast (cont.)
   - Producing guidance and verification
Thursday, 14 November AM 10. Exercise: Seasonal Forecast (cont.)
   - Producing forecasts of winter 2013/14
   - Preparation of presentation
PM 10. Exercise: Seasonal Forecast (cont.)
   - Preparation for presentation
11. Presentation by participants
Friday, 15 November AM 11. Presentation by participants (cont.)
12. Wrap up and Closing

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