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Training Seminar on One-month Forecast


16-20 November 2015


Headquaters of JMA, Tokyo, Japan


To familiarize the participants with outputs of JMA's numerical prediction model and tools for one-month forecast.
To assist the participants in improving skills in generating one-month forecast products using statistical downscaling methods.




Date Period Program
Monday, 16 November AM 1. Opening session
   Welcome address
   Self-introduction by participants
   Group photo shooting Photo (0.5MB)  List of Participants (152KB)
   Courtesy call on JMA's Director-General
2. Introduction to Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) and TCC Training Seminar 2015
3. Lecture: Introduction to Climate (Part I)
PM 3. Lecture: Introduction to Climate (Part II)
4. Lecture: Introduction to JRA-55
5. Lecture and Exercise: Introduction and Basic Operation of iTacs
Tuesday, 17 November AM 6. Lecture: Introduction of products for Climate System Monitoring
7. Lecture: JMA's Ensemble Prediction System (EPSs) and their Products for Climate Forecast
8. Lecture: Seasonal Forecast (One-month forecast)
PM 9. Lecture: Concept of numerical guidance
10. Lecture: Overview of the guidance tool
11. Lecture: Example of the one month forecast
12. Lecture and exercise: How to use the guidance tool (Producing Guidance and Verificatin)
    Working files
     - guidance tool (temperature)
     - guidance tool (precipitation)
     - surface observation data (temperature at Tokyo, Japan)
     - surface observation data (precipitation at Tokyo, Japan)
Wednesday, 18 November AM 13. Lecture and exercise: Explanation about exercise
14. Exercise: Generating One-month Forecast for your country
PM 15. Lecture and exercise: Current status and characteristics of predictions by the model
16. Exercise: Generating One-month Forecast for your country (cont.)
Thursday, 19 November AM 17. Exercise: Generating One-month Forecast for your country (cont.)
PM 18. Presentation: Presentation by participants
Friday, 20 November AM 19. Presentation: Presentation by participants (cont.)
20. Summary and complemental materials: Summaries
21. Wrap up and Closing

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