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6th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP

Shanghai, China (10-13 May 2016)

Final Programme
Final Report
Tuesday 10 May 2016


Welcome and opening remarks  (Moderator: Lars Peter Riishojgaard, WMO)

Mr. Heng ZHOU, Director-General, Dept. of International Cooperation, CMA

Mr. Yinmin YANG, Deputy Director-General, Shanghai Meteorological Service

Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, Science Organizing Committee, JMA

Dr. Wenjian ZHANG, Director, WMO Observing and Information Systems Department and Space Programme
Session 1: Global forecast impact studies
Co-chairs: Carla Cardinali and John Eyre


John Eyre,  Met Office, UK

WS6-2016-022 Impact studies with satellite observations at the Met Office


Simon Pellerin,  Meteorological Service of Canada

Global data impact studies using Canadian 4DEnVar system


David Groff, NCEP/EMC, USA

WS6-2016-021 Infrared and Microwave Data Addition Observing System Experiment Impacts Using the NCEP Global Forecast System


Sid Boukabara, NOAA/NESDIS, USA

WS6-2016-034 Impact Assessment of Potential Gaps in the Satellite Constellation on NOAA’s Global NWP


Niels Bormann, ECMWF, UK

WS6-2016-030 All-sky assimilation of microwave sounder radiances (v2)


Keyi Chen, Department of  Atmospheric Sciences, Chengdu University of Information and Technology, China

WS6-2016-010 Assimilating MWHS-FY-3B data over land


Cristina Lupu, ECMWF, UK

WS6-2016-012 The impact of satellite observations over land and sea-ice surfaces within the ECMWF system


Chris Burrows,  Met Office, UK

WS6-2016-008 Radio occultation and its use in NWP


Lidia Cucurull, NOAA

WS6-2016-025 Global OSSEs to Assess New Sensors Potential Impacts on NOAA Systems


Jun LI, University of Wisconsin, Madison

WS6-2016-060 Value-added Impact from FengYun-4 hyperspectral IR sounder observations on regional NWP


Philippe Chambon, Météo-France/CNRS, CNRM/GAME, France

WS6-2016-087 Data impact of a microwave sounder onboard a geostationary satellite through Observing System Simulation Experiments


Jae-gwan Kim, KMA/NMSC, Republic of Korea

Current Maximization Impact of the COMS Data Assimilation on the KMA NWP System


Georg Grell, NOAA

The impact of aerosols on numerical weather prediction and the importance of assimilating atmospheric composition data to get it right


John Eyre, Met Office, UK  and Lars Peter Riishojgaard, WMO

Potential impact of changes to WMO radiosonde launch schedules

Visit SMS
Welcome dinner hosted by Ms. JIAO Meiyan, Deputy Administrator of CMA (Jianguo Hotel)
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Continuation of Session 1


Ralph Petersen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), USA

WS6-2016-032 Impact Tests of Aircraft Moisture Observations in several Global-Scale NWP systems

Session 2: Regional forecast impact studies
Co-chairs: Ron Gelaro and Jiandong Gong


Alexander Cress, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany

WS6-2016-011 Global and Regional Impact Studies at the German Weather Service (DWD)


Olivier Caumont, CNRM/GMME/MICADO,  Meteo France

WS6-2016-057 Assimilation of humidity and temperature observations retrieved from ground-based microwave radiometers into a convective-scale NWP model


Poster Session (poster area outside the conference room)

The poster viewing time is joint for all three sessions; poster contributions are listed at the end of the program


Jean-Francois Mahfouf, CNRM/GMAP/OBS, Meteo France

WS6-2016-085 Recent experience at Météo-France on the assimilation of observations at higher temporal frequency


David Simonin, Met Office, UK

WS6-2016-014 Assimilation of weather radar observations at the UK Met Office


Hong LIANG, CMA, China

WS6-2016-020 Meteorological applications of precipitable water vapour measurements retrieved by the national GNSS network of China


Volker Wulfmeyer, University of Hohenheim, Germany

New Observations of Lower Tropospheric Water-Vapor and Temperature Fields and Their Impact of Short-Range Weather Forecasting


Wenjian Zhang, WMO

Vision of a space-based component of WIGOS in 2040

Thursday 12 May 2016
Continuation of  Session 2


Yoshiaki Sato, JMA/NPD, Japan

WS6-2016-041 Global and regional impact studies at JMA


Eric Wattrelot, CNRM/GMAP/OBS, Meteo France

WS6-2016-086 Higher density radar assimilation in the operational AROME model at 1.3 km of horizontal resolution


Zhifang XU,  National Meteorological Centre, China (presented by Dr. Jiandong GONG)

WS6-2016-076 Extra Radiosonde Observations at 06UTC in China Mainland and Their Impact Study on Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction


Jianxia GUO, CMA, China

WS6-2016-018 Evaluate the impact of surface observations from China Automatic Surface Observation Network on numerical weather forecast


Kefeng Zhu, Nanjing University, China

WS6-2016-023 Initial Assessment of Traditional and Meso-scale Network Datasets Impact on the NJU Real-time Forecasts During May - August 2015 Warm Season over China


Min SUN, Shanghai Central Meteorological Observatory, Shanghai Meteorological Service, China

WS6-2016-047 Observation Strategy on Yangtze River Delta Region and Its Impact Study


Luiz Fernando Sapucci, INPE/CPTEC, Brazil

Assessing observation impacts on the INPE/CPTEC global data assimilation system

Discussion session 2
Session 3: Sensitivity forecast impact studies
Co-chairs: Jochen Dibbern and Thibaut Montmerle


Carla Cardinali, ECMWF, UK

WS6-2016-005 FSOI diagnostic tool with an observation-based objective function


James Cotton, Met Office, UK

WS6-2016-024 “Comparing Data Denial Trials to FSOI Results: Reduced Russian Radiosonde Reports”


Chris Tingwell, Bureau of Meteorology Research & Development Branch

WS6-2016-009 Forecast Sensitivity to Observations in ACCESS


Thomas Auligne, USA

WS6-2016-081 Forecast Sensitivity and Observation Impact (FSOI) Inter-comparison Experiment


Stan Benjamin, Earth Modeling Branch, NOAA, USA

Observation sensitivity experiments with the hourly rapid fresh(RAP) using hybrid-ensemble/variational data assimilation


Simon Pellerin, Environment Canada, Canada

WS6-2016-028 Forecast sensitivity to observations in the Canadian global EnVar as computed with an ensemble-variational approach to FSOI

Friday 13 May 2016
Continuation of  Session 3


Elizabeth Weatherhead, University of Colorado, USA       

Designing the Climate Observing Systems of the Future


David Groff, NCEP/EMC, USA        


Observing System Forecast Impact for the FY16 GFS Based on Ensemble Forecast Sensitivity to Observation (EFSO) Calculations


John Eyre, Met Office, UK              

WS6-2016-033 Steps towards evaluating the cost-benefit of observing systems


Roger Randriamampianina, MET Norway  

Observing system experiments and observing system simulation experiments using mesoscale model in Arctic


Yuhei Takaya, Climate Prediction Division, JMA, Japan

Observation requirements for sub-seasonal to decadal predictions


Andras Horanyi, ECMWF, UK         

WS6-2016-003 The impact of observations in the ECMWF latest reanalysis system

Discussion session 3
Discussion, overall Workshop conclusion and recommendations
Poster Presentations


Agnes Lim, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, USA

WS6-2016-001 Development of An OSSE Framework in Support of Impact Analysis of LEO Hyperspectral Sounder Field of View Size on Forecast Performance


Byung-Ju Sohn, Seoul National University, Republic of  Korea

WS6-2016-004 New IASI channel selection for Unified Model data assimilation system


Baode CHEN, Shanghai Typhoon Institute of CMA, China 

WS6-2016-015 Applying radar and satellite observations in the physical (cloud) initialization for convection permitting NWP models


Yunchang CAO, CMA, China

WS6-2016-019 Quality control and quality assessment of the surface observations from China Automatic Surface Observation Network


Ruixia LIU, National Satellite Meteorological Center, CMA, China

WS6-2016-026 The Influence of Initial cloud Condition Adjustment using FY-2 Satellite Data on Precipitation Forecasting


Maria Eugenia Dillon, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

WS6-2016-027 Toward the implementation of an Ensemble based Data Assimilation System including
satellite retrievals over Southern South America


Novvria Sagita, Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG)

WS6-2016-031 Using The Atmospheric Boundary Layer Height  As The Peak Height Of Weather Research And Forecasting (WRF) Model For The Analysis Of Tornado Events In Bogor


Sue Grimmond, University of Reading, UK

WS6-2016-035 Boundary Layer Observations in the Shanghai area to inform high resolution NWP (NB same as 065)


Jie TANG, Shanghai Typhoon Institute, CMA, China

WS6-2016-036 Preliminary Evaluation of the First Rocket-Deployed Dropsonde Observations in an Offshore Typhoon:
A Project EXOTICA Case Study in STY Mujigae (1522)


Hong WANG, Guangzhou Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology, China

WS6-2016-038 Application of the dual-polarization radar data in numerical model: Construction of simulator (NB same as 066)


Juxiang PENG, Institute of Heavy Rain, CMA, China

WS6-2016-039 Variational Assimilation of Cloud Optical Depth and Its Impact on NWP


Yali WU, Guangzhou Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology, CMA, China

WS6-2016-040 On use of LHN method to assimilate the intensified surface precipitations for GRAPES Meso model initialization (NB same as 069)


Yasutaka Ikuta, JMA, Japan

WS6-2016-042 Impact of appropriate consideration of observation time
in the meso-scale hybrid 4D-Var system


Yuefei  ZENG, Meteorological Institute of  Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

WS6-2016-043 Assimilating radar volume data into the COSMO model using an LETKF approach


Min SUN, Shanghai Central Meteorological Observatory, Shanghai Meteorological Service, China

WS6-2016-048 Nowcasting and Shot-term Heavy Rain Forecast of Typhoon Fitow (2013) using GSI with Radar Radial Wind Assimilation


Hongli LI, Institute of Heavy Rain, Wuhan,CMA, China

WS6-2016-049 Application of FY stationary satellite data in the cloud analysis of a heavy rainfall


Jihang LI, Key Laboratory of Regional Numerical Weather Prediction, Guangzhou Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology, China

WS6-2016-050 Utilizing Doppler Radar Observations with the Preferred-Multi-Scale/Block Batch-wise Variational Data Assimilation for Super Typhoon Rammasun Initialization and Prediction


Nan  SAN, Meteorological Observation Center, CMA, China

WS6-2016-054 Comparative Analysis on Errors of Temperature Advection
Between T639 Model and Wind Profile Radar


Qiyun  GUO, Meteorological Observation Center, MA, China


WS6-2016-055 The development and test of sounding system of the stratosphere


Yang LI, Meteorological Observation Center, CMA, China

WS6-2016-056 Comparative analysis of air sampling equipment of unmanned helicopter with
ground sampling


Jianmin XU, National Satellite Meteorology Centre, CMA, China(Introduced by Dr. Xiaohu ZHANG)


WS6-2016-059 FengYun-2 Atmospheric Motion Vectors Data Quality Improvement and their Impact Study


Qifeng LU, China

WS6-2016-061 FY-3 evaluation in NWP: overview from CMA, ECMWF and UKMO


Heng HU, China

WS6-2016-064 Analysis on the effect of precipitation from ground-based GPS for the numerical forecast


Jiqin ZHONG, Institute of Urban Meteorology, CMA, China

WS6-2016-067 Research on quality control and assimilation of ground-based GPS ZTD in North China


Xubin ZHANG, Key Laboratory of Regional Numerical Weather Prediction, Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology, CMA, China

WS6-2016-068 Impacts of assimilating wind-profiling-radar data on QPF during SCMREX-2013


Xiaolong CHENG, Institute of Plateau Meteorology, CMA, China

WS6-2016-071 A comparative experimental study of an extreme rainstorm caused by the Southwest China vortex during the intensive observation period


Duming GAO, Institute of Plateau Meteorology, China Meteorological Administration, China

WS6-2016-072 Influence of southwest radiosonde data assimilation on the prediction of a vortex precipitation in Sichuan Basin


Xiumei MA, Institute of Desert Meteorology, CMA, China

WS6-2016-073 A Study of the Application of C-band Radar Observation in Numerical Forecasting System in Xinjiang Region


Xinghua BAO, State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China

WS6-2016-074 Assimilation of Doppler Radar Observations with an Ensemble Kalman Filter for Convection-permitting Prediction of the Mesoscale Convective System over South China on 8 May 2013


Xiangde XU, State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China

WS6-2016-075 The Warning and Prediction of downstream weather by Assimilating Plateau Observational Data


Xingying ZHANG, National Satellite Meteorological Centre, CMA, China

WS6-2016-077 Study on satellite aerosol observation and assimilation to improve air quality forecast in CMA


Lily LIU, Tianjin Meteorological Service, China

WS6-2016-080 The Research of the Distribution of the Ocean Meteorological Observation Stations Over the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea


Bin WANG, Institute of Heavy Rain, CMA, Whuan, China, HE Wenhuang, Xianning Meteorological Bureau, CMA, China

WS6-2016-082 Analysis of characteristics of precipitation vertical structure detected
 by a C-POL radar in a Mei-yu frontal heavy rainfall case


Muyun DU, Hubei Key Laboratory for Heavy Rain Monitoring and Warning Research, Institute of Heavy Rain, CMA, China

WS6-2016-083 Image Identification of Downbursts with WSR-88D Doppler Weather Radar


Chunguang CUI and Rong WAN, 

Institute of Heavy Rain, CMA, Hubei Key Laboratory for Heavy Rain Monitoring and Warning Research, China

WS6-2016-084 The Mesoscale Heavy Rainfall Observing System (MHROS) over the Middle Region
of the Yangtze River in China


David Crisp, JPL, USA

Space Based Surface Pressure Estimates from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2


Xy ZHANG, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China

WS6-2016-078 Observational data application in Haze-fog and SDS forecasts in CMA


Xudong LIANG, China

WS6-2016-063 Wind profiler network and data assimilation in China


Neville Smith, Co-Chair TPOS 2020 SC, Australia

The Tropical Pacific Observing System and NWP


Andras Horanyi, ECMWF, UK

WS6-2016-002 The global numerical weather prediction impact of mean sea level pressure observations from drifting buoys


Anne-Lise Doerenbecher, Meteo-France

WS6-2016-097 Impact on weather prediction of in-situ atmospheric observations at the surface of Northern Atlantic Ocean





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