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Engagement and Impact through Themed Joint Sessions

We are expecting, with your participation and involvement, these themed joint sessions will serve as a catalyst for focusing the attention of the research and operational communities (and also those who are involved in accelerating the transition of research results into operations) on the exciting possibilities related to advancing predictive capabilities across many fields and applications.
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Observing Strategies, Platforms, and Impacts on Analysis and Forecasts of Tropical Cyclones, Tropical Waves, and Tropical Rainfall

High-impact tropical weather phenomena typically occur over regions in which traditional observation systems are sparse. However, research results from many special observing campaigns that focused on the gathering of observations related to tropical circulations and precipitation systems have indicated that observations over traditionally data-sparse regions improve diagnosis and forecast accuracy. This joint session will focus on integrated observation and assimilation systems of tropical circulation and precipitation systems that vary over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and their integration into diagnosis and prediction of high-impact tropical weather. In keeping with the theme of the 2013 Annual Meeting, special emphasis is placed on advances related to observing platforms, sampling strategies, assimilation systems, and their integration for diagnosis and prediction. Additionally, reports on new approaches applied to traditional observing systems are sought.

Host Conference(s)

17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
Contact(s): Sharan Majumdar, smajumdar@rsmas.miami.edu

Partnering Conference(s)

Special Symposium on the Next Level of Prediction in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts
Contact(s): Patrick Harr, paharr@nps.edu