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Title: 9th ARC Meeting

  • 9th ARC Meeting
  • 3 November 2012, Kunming, China
  • Report from ICSC 10
  • Jim Caughey, THORPEX IPO

  • This meeting took place at the WMO Geneva from
    the 3-5 Oct. 2012. Apart from the usual reports
    from the WGs and RCs etc., some important items
    discussed were,
  • MTR and next actions
  • Completion of the THORPEX programme and
    possible follow on projects
  • Starting the S2S and PPP programmes
  • Possible revisions to the structure of the

Some important actions and decisions
  • ICSC 10(1) Arrange for the preparation of a
    comprehensive paper recording the scientific
    achievements of the full THORPEX programme.
    Prepare a summary paper for open publication.
    Engage a consultant to carry out the work.
    Present an outline of the proposed contents of
    the paper(s) to ICSC 11.
  •  ICSC 10(2) Propose suitable individuals for the
    consultant role in action 10(1) to the ICSC Chair
    and IPO.

  • ICSC 10(5) The ICSC endorsed the DAOS WG taking
    the lead in organising the WMO DA Symposium in
    2013. It was recommended that DAOS identify the
    WMO funding sources for previous Symposia.
  • Note there are 2 possible venues Brazil or
    the USA. Both have submitted proposals to DAOS.
  • ICSC 10(7) The GIFS -TIGGE WG is invited to work
    closely with CBS to identify the process needed
    to put delivery of agreed (following assessment
    and evaluation) multi model EPS products on an
    operational basis for the SWFDPs.

  • ICSC 10(11) The SERA WG is invited to prepare a
    proposal (including indicative costs) for a
    benefit assessment of some aspects of the THORPEX
    programme (e.g. the TIGGE archives) linking to
    the GEOWOW project as appropriate.

  • .
  • ICSC 10(13) (a) Convene a Workshop to identify
    those specific aspects of the THORPEX programme
    that should be taken forward in an international
    collaborative framework. Consider the inclusion
    of new topics (e.g. forecasting weather impacts)
    and a strong SERA component. Ensure close
    consultation and synergy with the S2S and PPP
    projects and foster the active participation of
    the operational and academic communities in the
  • (b) Set up a small Task Force and employ a
    consultant to develop a draft Implementation Plan
    and consolidating framework for the S2S, PPP and
    new initiative for agreement by the ICSC 11 and
    WWRP JSC 6. Present the Plan to CAS (in 2013) and
  • ICSC 10(14) Develop a proposal for a new
    structure to take the cluster of projects (S2S,
    PPP, YOTC etc.,) forward taking into account the
    need to appeal to funding agencies, ensure active
    engagement of the academic community in the key
    scientific challenges and the close link to WCRP.

  • ICSC 10(15) Give further consideration to the
    future of the Regional Committees in the post
    THORPEX era
  • ICSC 10(18) The ICSC encourages full
    participation of the THORPEX community in the OSC
    scheduled for the 17-23 August 2014 in Montreal.

Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, sub-seasonal,
season, interannual,
  • Expert Team Data Assimilation and Observation

Expert Team Numerical Experimentation
Expert Team Predictability and Ensemble Prediction
Subseasonal to seasonal Project
Polar Prediction Project
Expert Team Verification
Expert Team SERA
WG Nowcasting and Mesoscale Meteorology
WG Tropical Meteorological Research
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