CMA and ECMWF enhance cooperation on numerical forecast

28-04-2014 Source:China Meteorological News Press

CMA and ECMWF held a bilateral meeting in UK.

Jiao Meiyan met with Alan Thorpe, director of ECMWF.


From April 23 to 24, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and  European Centre For Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) held a bilateral meeting in Reading, United Kingdom. Jiao Meiyan, Deputy Administrator of CMA attended the meeting, which hosted by Alan Thorpe, director of ECMWF.


The two sides shared the development strategy and latest developments of numerical forecast, and confirmed the cooperation programme on six aspects including in 4D variation and data assimilation, diagnosis of global model deviation, sub-seasonal to seasonal climate prediction, satellite data preprocessing and assimilation. They will develop the cooperation by the methods of experts communication, visit or holding seminar.


This meeting is the first formal bilateral talks since the cooperative agreements signed between CMA and ECMWF in January, 2014. The two sides have developed good cooperation on many aspects especially the data assimilation of Fengyun meteorological satellite. The cooperative results also achieved The Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award of WMO.


According to the cooperative plans of the eighth session Joint Working Group (JWG) between CMA and UK, Chinese delegation has visited Met Office of UK on Apr.22. They held high-rise seminar on numerical forecast application and development. Two sides developed communication on  numerical forecast development strategy programming, major scientific research activities, application and climate service.  (Apr.28)

Editor Hao Jing

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