1.3 Encouraging Collaboration Among U.S. Research Activities to Support Three Projects Organized by the World Meteorological Organization to Build a Weather, Water, and Climate-Ready World

Monday, 23 January 2017: 11:30 AM
Conference Center: Yakima 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
John Cortinas Jr., OAR, Silver Spring, MD

This presentation will describe how U.S. organizations are encouraging international participation in three projects at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to improve weather and climate predictions/projections in the US and globally.   Following the success of The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX), the WMO initiated three new projects that will continue to promote cooperative international research to enable the development of improved weather and environmental prediction services in high impact weather, subseasonal to seasonal time scales, and for the polar regions, respectively called the High Impact Weather Project, the Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project, and the Polar Prediction Project.   Within the U.S., NOAA, DOD, and NSF are working with the U.S. Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology to encourage U.S. participation in these WMO projects.  This presentation will discuss the current structure for accomplishing this in a way that benefits the U.S. and the broader international research community.  Additionally, the presentation will describe some international activities in support of the WMO projects that include U.S. involvement.
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