CMATC successfully held the 7th Training Course on Nowcasting

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The International Training Course on Nowcasting was held in Beijing from May 13 to May 23, 2014. 19 international participants from 16 countries and regions working in the field of meteorology attended this two-week training. 28 Chinese participants working in the related field also joined the course.


Entrusted by China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and with the financial support from CMA Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP) Fund, CMA Training Centre did a lot of meticulous and serious job to ensure that the International Training Course on Nowcasting was able to meet the criterion of WMO international training course. Two experts in Nowcating, Mr. James W. Wilson and Mrs.Rita D. Roberts are specially invited here to give lectures on the application Doppler radar,thunderstorms and severe convecting weather. Besides, several first-rate experts in Chinese meteorological field are also invited to analyze on severe convecting weather in China area through their first-hand experience.


The two-weeks’ course ended on May 23, some of participants addressed in the closing ceremony. They said that they had learnt a lot from Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Rita as well as from the Chinese experts. Being a global issue, the development of nowcasting is of vital significance in the improvement of meteorological prediction accuracy. The participants were confident that what they learnt here would be very helpful in their operational and scientific work.


The 47 students was from China(28), Trinidad & Tobago (1), Malawi(1), Kenya(1), Mauritius(1), Nigeria(1), Libya(1), Yemen(1), Saudi Arabia(2), UAE(2), Pakistan(1), Thailand(1), Philippine(1), Malaysia(2), HongKong, China(1),Mongolia(1), Russia(1).

(by GAO Feng, CHEN Jinyang)