5 September 2011 at 08:30
16 September 2011
Trieste - Italy
AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall)
Directors: Erika Coppola, Adrian Tompkins, Soroosh Sorooshian, Andrew Challinor
Jointly with "QWeCI - 1st project workshop 14-16 September 2011" and with a joint session on 14 September "Sectorial Seasonal to Decadal Prediction in Africa" in connection with the CLIVAR 14th session of the working group on seasonal to decadal prediction (WGSIP). The attendance of additional participants from developing countries to this school has been facilitated by financial support from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Severe weather and climate affect vulnerable communities through their impact on water resources, agriculture, energy and health. Currently in developing countries, weather observations and seasonal forecasts and climate-change projections are rarely converted to sector-specific projections. Impacts modelling, involving the use of dynamical or statistical models to convert climate information into sector-relevant guidance, is a relatively new but fast growing and important research field.
To aid scientists in developing countries achieve a working knowledge of impacts modelling, this workshop proposes to provide lectures and laboratory classes on:
• The use and uncertainty of the main observational datasets available from remote sensing to drive impacts models.
• The use and uncertainty of short-range to seasonal forecast products and climate model data from major numerical weather prediction and climate centres including the IPCC assessment climate integrations.
• Impacts modelling in the three target sectors of agriculture, water and health including classes using open-source models in each sector.
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