On November 18, Workshop of Extreme Precipitation Forecast in China and Thailand was held online. This event aims to further consolidate “Belt and Road” meteorological technical exchanges and cooperation, elevate disaster preparedness capacity in Southeast Asia, and jointly enhance the capability of extreme weather monitoring, forecasting and early warning. Experts and scholars from China and Thailand participated in the event and delivered feature reports.
Experts and scholars from Phuket Rajabhat University, Songkhla University, the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Center for Earth System Modeling and Prediction, China Meteorological Administration (CMA), and National Meteorological Centre of CMA engaged in the workshop.
Since October, 2022, rainstorm has been frequent in Phuket Island, Thailand, incurring grave landslides. At the workshop, experts from the two countries have shared the latest updates on extreme precipitation forecasting models and relevant technologies. They have delivered reports on topics like analysis of extreme rainfall and flooding in Phuket City, extreme rainfall forecast products by CMA-GEPS, ANSO-MISSPAD progress, using deep learning technology to predict severe weather with multi-source data, and the platform of World Meteorological Centre Beijing and relevant products.
Participants have also exchanged discussions over topics like deepening communication and cooperation between meteorological departments of the two countries. They expressed that wide-ranging technical cooperation bears vital significance to tackling extreme weather events. They hoped to deepen technical exchanges in the future, study typical cases of regional extreme weather events, promote the sharing of meteorological data and resources, and further propel regional meteorological cooperation.
Editor: Liu Shuqiao