Weather forecasting in the Tropics

This workshop aims to bring together forecasters and researchers to review current challenges of weather forecasting in the Tropics. A special focus will be on forecasting precipitation as well as the ability and limitations of current models in forecasting severe weather. The workshop is seen as a sequel to that held in nearly two decades ago in Darwin (Smith et al., 2001: Proceedings of an International Workshop on the Dynamics and Forecasting of Tropical Weather Systems. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 2825-2829)1.

The workshop will include a series of review talks by eminent researchers and presentations from forecasters outlining current challenges in forecasting significant weather in the Tropics. It is planned to schedule copious time for discussion and the Workshop will aim to produce a set of recommendations for future research.

Weather forecasting

Roger Smith, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich,

Todd Smith, Bureau of Meteorology Regional Office, Darwin,