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Commission for Instruments
and Methods of Observation


TECO-2008 - WMO Technical Conference on 
Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation
St. Petersburg,
Russian Federation, 27-29 November 2008

To Promote and Facilitate International Standardisation and Compatibility of Meteorological Observing Systems used by Members within the WMO Global Observing System to Improve Quality of Products and Services of Members


Session 1



Session 2



Thursday, 27 November 2008



O P E N I N G 

Chair: Dr Bertrand Calpini (Switzerland)
10h30-11h00 Session 1 - Keynote - The underpinning and crosscutting role and responsibilities of the Instruments and Methods of Observation Programme and CIMO in the context of WIGOS Dr Nash, J. (UK), President of CIMO


A new Automatic Surface Observing System in Brazil  Moura, A. D. (Brazil), et al.
11h20-11h40 1(2) The Australian Tsunami Warning System and its Contribution to Global Observing for the Indian and Pacific Oceans Canterford, R. (Australia)
11h40-12h00 1(3) Surface and upper air recent developments in MeteoSwiss Calpini, B. (Switzerland)
12h00-12h20 1(4) French Upper-Air Network Design and Implementation Stoll, M. (France)
12h20-12h40 1(5) Future Upper-Air Network (FUND) in the UK – Integration Gaffard, C. (UK), et al.




National Upper-Air Network Performance Monitoring, Tasks and Experience Kats, A., (Russian Federation), et al.
14h50-15h10 1(7) Modem Upper-Air sounding system innovation Charpentier, P. (France), et al.
15h10-15h30 1(8) Operational measurements of GPS water vapour in the UK and development of collaborative networks within Europe in the E-GVAP project Jones, J. (UK), et al.




16h20-16h40 1(9) Suggestions for upgrading the pilot balloon network in West Africa and elsewhere in the tropics Douglas, M. (USA), et al.
16h40-17h00 1(10) Operational networking of Wind Profilers in Europe ( EUMETNET Programme – WINPROF) Oakley, T. (UK), et al.
17h00-17h20 1(11)

EUMETNET-OPERA: The European Weather Radar Network

Holleman, I. (The Netherlands), et al.
17h20-17h40 1(12) Comparison of polarimetric C-band Doppler radar observations with reflectivity fields obtained at S-band; a case study of water induced attenuation Keränen, R. (Finland), et al.



Friday, 28 November 2008

09h00-09h20 1(13) On the value of operationally synthesized multiple-
Doppler wind fields
Bousquet, O. (France), et al.
09h20-09h40 1(14) European Ground-based observations of essential variables for CLImate and operational METeorology Nash, J. (UK), et al.
09h40-10h00 1(15) Further development of the EUMETNET Composite Observing System  Klink, S. (Germany), et al.
10h00-10h20 1(16) Introduction of new Instrumentation as a Quality-Management Process Klapheck, K.-H. (Germany), et al.
10h20-10h40 1(17) Role of Voluntary Consensus Standards in International Standardization and Compatibility of Meteorological Observing Systems Fransioli, P. (USA), et al.


11h00-11h20 1(18) Intercomparison between Météo-France (RA-VI RIC) and Australian Bureau of Meteorology (RA-V RIC) Duvernoy, J. (France), et al.
11h20-11h40 1(19) Metadata to document surface observation Leroy, M. (France)
11h40-12h00 1(20) A Cheaper Precision Rain Gauge Tester for NMHS and RICs Gorman, J. (Australia)

Chair: Dr Jitze van der Meulen (The Netherlands)


Session 2 - Use and Implementation of the Automatic Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) in all Climate Weather and Conditions

Dombrowsky, R. (USA), Vice-president of CIMO


14h30-14h50 2(1) Implementation of Automatic Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) in Turkey Buyukbas, E. (Turkey)
14h50-15h10 2(2) New UK AWS System – On-going Work Molyneux, M. (UK)
15h10-15h30 2(3) Design of the new Austrian surface meteorological network Rudel, E. (Austria)




16h20-16h40 2(4)

The Real-Time Observation Monitoring and Analysis Network of China

Liang, H. (China), et al.
16h40-17h00 2(5)

WMO Field Intercomparison of rainfall intensity (RI) gauges at Vigna di Valle (Italy): Measurement activities and preliminary results

Vuerich, E. (Italy), et al.

17h00-17h20 2(6)


WMO Field Intercomparison of rainfall intensity (RI) gauges at Vigna di Valle (Italy): Preliminary laboratory calibration and verification of the gauges as installed using a field calibration device

Lanza, L. (Italy), et al.

17h20-17h40 2(7) A Heated Aerodynamic Universal Precipitation Gauge Dutton, M. (UK), et al.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

09h00-09h20 2(8)

New Applications of Low Cost Rain Sensor "DROP"

Koldaev, A. (Russian Federation), et al.

09h20-09h40 2(9) Intercomparison measurements by the ground level and elevated disdrometer Chvila, B. (Slovakia), et al.
09h40-10h00 2(10) An investigation of factors affecting the accuracy of Thies disdrometers Upton, G. (UK), et al.
10h00-10h20 2(11) Piezoelectric Vaisala RAINCAP® rain sensor applied to drop size distribution monitoring Salmi, A. (Finland), et al.
10h20-10h40 2(12) Snow depth measure at Météo-France Augros, C. (France), et al.


11h00-11h20 2(13) CIMO survey on national summaries of the methods and instruments related to solid precipitation measurement at Automated Weather Stations Nitu, R. (Canada), et al.
11h20-11h40 2(14) COST-727 Action: Icing on structures Heimo, A. (Switzerland), et al.
11h40-12h00 2(15) Comparison of wind data of Ultrasonic wind sensor with Dyne Tube Pressure anemograph wind sensor and its performance in Indian Subcontinent Anjan, A. (India), et al.
12h00-12h20 2(16) Results from UK Met Office Investigations into New Technology Present Weather Sensors Lyth, D. (UK)
12h20-12h40 2(17)

Humidity Measurements by Aircraft of the E-AMDAR Fleet

Hoff, A. (Germany)


14h30-14h50 2(18) Methods and equipment for studying of hydrological regime rivers in Arctic region (the Yamal Peninsula case-study) Bobrovitskaya, N. (Russian Federation)
14h50-15h10 2(19) The association of hydro-meteorological equipment industry’s
Member products catalogue
Sumner, B. (HMEI)




P1(1) French Tender for Radiosondes: Process and Results Obtained in 2007; Barriere, Ch. (France)
P1(2) Intercomparison of methods for determination of mixing heights using a new network of single-photon-counting high-sensitivity ceilometers in Germany; Engelbart, D.A.M. (Germany), et al.
P1(3) Modernization Process of NMC Colombo Sri Lanka; Kumarasinghe, N. (Sri Lanka)
P1(4) Sub-regional Pyranometer Intercomparison for the South-Eastern Region; Premec, K. (Croatia)
P1(5) Towards a Cloud Ceilometer Network reporting Mixing Layer Height; Wauben, W. (The Netherlands), et al.
P1(6) Progress towards development of the glidersonde – a recoverable radiosonde system; Douglas, M. (USA)
P1(7) Acquisition system used by the Algerian ONM for WMO Combined Intercomparison of Thermometer Screens/Shields in Conjunction with Humidity Measuring Instruments; Lacombe, M. (France)
P1(8) The Metrology Laboratory of National Direction of Meteorology in Morocco: A New RIC in RA I; Merrouchi, R. (Morocco), et al.
P1(9) Upgraded Thermistor for Bias Adjustment; Shimizu, K. (Japan), et al.
P1(10) Maintenance Methods of Basic Instruments; Alexandropoulos, Ch. (France), et al.
P1(11) Improvements of the quality control system at the National Meteorological Institute; Araya, J. L. (Costa Rica)
P1(12) Cloud Radar - Initial measurements from the 94GHz fmcw radar; Bennett, A. (UK), et al.
P1(13) Inter-Comparison between RA VI Regional Instrument Centres; Duvernoy, J. (France), et al.
P1(14) New Development with Upper-Air observation technology in Egypt; Fahmy, Z. (Egypt)
P1(15) A Review of the Updated Terms of Reference for RIC; Duvernoy, J. (France), et al.
P1(16) Observing from the Ground Lightning Around the Globe; Gaffard, C. (UK), et al.
P1(17) Synergy of remote sensing and radiosonde Upper-Air observations; Ivanov, A. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(18) Evaluation of small electronic devices for measuring air extreme temperatures in cooperative observing networks; Lacombe, M. (France)
P1(19) Radar wind profiler signal characteristics during bird migration episodes; Lehmann, V. (Germany), et al.
P1(20) The GWSP Primary Air Traffic Control Radar Weather Extractor, Supplement and/or Alternative to Conventional Weather Radar;
Malkoms, M. (Germany), et al.
P1(21) Research on Lightning Nowcasting and Warning System and its Evaluating Experiment; Meng, Q. (China), et al.
P1(22) Future Upper-Air Network (FUND) in the UK – Instrumentation; Oakley, T. (UK), et al.
P1(23) New eye safe autonomous EZ LIDARTM for pollution and meteorological continuous monitoring; Sauvage, L. (France), et al.
P1(24) Lightning Detection System in Korea Meteorological Administration; Shin, S. (Republic of Korea), et al. (PPT)
P1(25) Microwave radiometer for remote sensing of atmospheric moisture; Shchukin, G. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(26) GCOS/CIMO/WMO Training Workshop on GUAN Upper-Air-Observations for RA I (Africa), Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 ; Smees, M. (UK), et al.
P1(27) Comparative testing of water level and flow velocity sensors in natural conditions; Visotsky, D. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(28) Wind observations with Doppler weather radar; Holleman, I. (The Netherlands), et al.
P1(29) Comparison of Transmitters of Weather Radars; Sireci, O. (Turkey)
P1(30) French Radiosounding Automation Experiment; Lemaitre, Y. (France)
P1(31) Standardization is Core in Improving Weather Data Quality in Developing Countries; Ajowi, G. O. (Kenya)
P1(32) Space borne Remote Sensing for drought monitoring in Eastern Africa: Integrating AVHRR and MSG data; Aribo, L. (Uganda), et al.
P1(33) Current Situation of our Data Network; CA, L. (Guinea-Bissau) et al.
P1(34) Intercomparison Between Calibration Laboratory of Central and Eastern European Country; Danc, J. (Slovakia), et al.
P1(35) Inter Laboratory Comparison in the South Eastern part of RA VI using Calibration Kit; Groselj, D. (Slovenia) et al.
P1(36) Operating Strategies, Systems Performance and Stability Analysis on Weather Radars; Hazer, A. (Turkey)
P1(37) Monitoring of weather radar receivers using solar signals detected in operational scan data; Holleman, I. (Netherlands), et al.
P1(38) Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder (SBUS) on FY-3 satellite and the development of algorithm to derive ozone vertical profiles; Huang, F. (China), et al.
P1(39) Observations of the feature of the atmospheric boundary layer thermal regime at the arid area in a hot season; Kadygrov, E. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(40) The objective standard for Asian Dust determination using the instrument in the republic of Korea; Kim, S. H. (Republic of Korea), et al. (PPT)
P1(41) Toward a Best Use of Radar Network Information for a Better Improvement of the Early Warning System to Natural Disasters; Merrouchi, R. (Morocco), et al.
P1(42) GAW/METEO-FRANCE NETWORK - Chemistry Composition Measurements of Precipitation Samples; Mezdour, A. (France), et al.
P1(43) Wind Retrieval Using Bistatic Doppler Radar with Its Precision Investigated; Mo, Y. (China), et al.
P1(44) Applications of meteorological radar polarimeters for hydrological researches in Republic Uzbekistan; Nazirov, Z. (Uzbekistan), et al.
P1(45) The Strengthening of the African RIC and the insurance of data quality of GCOS Surface Observing Network in Africa; Nbou, M. (Morocco), et al.
P1(46) A step forward to atomize Sudan meteorological Network (SMA); Odan, Y. (Sudan)
P1(47) Precipitation gauge calibration system; Ryu, S. O. (Republic of Korea), et al. (PPT)
P1(48) Low cost microwave thermometers for detection of subsurface fire’s edge and aviacomplex of remote mapping of underlying surface in microwave band; Shshukin, G. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(49) Passive radiometric channel, designed for integration with weather radar; Shchukin, G. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(50) Atmospheric electricity measurements on a ground meteorological network of Federal Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Service (Roshydromet); Shvarts, Y. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(51) Comparator Installation to Calibrate Current Meters; Visotsky D. (Russian Federation), et al.
P1(52) Solar radiation standard and it’s magnitude transfer in China; Yang Y. (China), et al.
P1(53) Using of Raw Radiosonde Data for QC/QA; Kats, A. (Russian federation)


P2(1) Measurement environment: the help of hydraulic simulation; Canonici, J.-Ch. (France)
P2(2) An operational compact heterodyne pulsed Doppler lidar for wind profiling in the boundary layer; Cariou, J.-P. (France), et al.
P2(3) The new Standard Weather Station (SWS) at the Italian National Meteorological Service; Ciotti, C. (Italy), et al.
P2(4) Enhanced Possibilities of PARSIVEL Disdrometer: Precipitation Type, Visibility, and Fog Type; Löffler-Mang, M. (Germany)
P2(5) An experience in Italy in integration of the agrometeorological monitoring system with a meteorological limited area model; Perini, L. (Italy), et al.
P2(6) Sky condition sensor CIR 4; Zanghi, F. (France)
P2(7) Challenges in the Use of Instrumented Visibility Readings in Synoptic Observations; Chan, P.W. (Hong Kong, China), et al.
P2(8) TEFER Project; Dokuyucu, K. (Turkey)
P2(9) Improving the quality of in-situ measurement of solid precipitation in Canada; Fischer, A. (Canada), et al.
P2(10) A Novel Humidity Sensor Designed for Accurate Measurements in Weather Stations; Ikonen, S. (Finland)
P2(11) Complex automation of the processing of hydrometeorological data – the way for the improvement of the quality of hydrometeorological servicing; Ivanov, Y. (Uzbekistan)
P2(12) Measurement of precipitation at AWS in Canada: configuration, challenges and alternative approaches; Nitu, R. (Canada), et al.
P2(13) Modernization of Automatic Surface Weather Observing Systems and Networks to Utilize TCP/IP Technology; Ojanperä, O. (Finland), et al.
P2(14) Assessment of the skill of the Cmorph technique in the simulation of rainfall in Kenya; Okuku, C. (Kenya), et al.
P2(15) Use and Implementation of Automatic Weather Observing System (AWOS) in Uganda Weather Conditions; Ssali, A. (Uganda)
P2(16) Assessment of hydrometric runoff account accuracy; Yakovleva, T. (Russian Federation), et al.
P2(17) Humidity sensors for land and maritime stations; Bloemink, H. (The Netherlands)
P2(18) Weighing Precipitation Gauge Puvio²: Weight measurement and data processing into real time and non real time precipitation data; Nemeth, K. (Germany)
P2(19) Field Test of Forward Scatter Visibility Sensors at German Airports; Waas, S. (Germany), et al.
P2(20) Comparison of rain gauge data and C band weather radar rainfall estimation; Chiniforoush, N. (Iran), et al.
P2(21) Intercomparison and Differences between Automatic (AWOS) and Manual Meteorological Observations from 2002 till 2006 in 22 stations of Egypt; Elkarfous, M. (Egypt), et al.
P2(22) Automatic icing probe; Kurov, A. (Russian Federation), et al.
P2(23) A Reference Method to assess the Quality of State of Ground sensors; Lanzinger, E. (Germany), et al.
P2(24) A quality management system for the station network department at the Norwegian meteorological institute; Larre, M. (Norway)
P2(25) Performance of Rotronics Hygroclip humidity sensors at a number of Meteorological stations; Moore, D. (UK), et al.
P2(26) Prototype of Automatic Rain Gauge ARG MGA-07; Sugijatno (Indonesia), et al.
P2(27) Automatic Weather Observing System in Guinea; Traore, F. (Guinea)
P2(28) Operational Test of Sonic Wind Sensors at KNMI; Wauben, W. (The Netherlands)
P2(29) State of the ground sensor: SOLIA 300; Zanghi, F. (France)
P2(30) Use and Comparison of Automatic Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) to study the incidence of Wind in the pollution; Canjura, S. (El Salvador)
P2(31) Challenges Facing NMHSs in Modernization of Surface Weather Observing Systems in East Africa; Mburu, D. N. (Kenya)
P2(32) The New Automated Meteorological Observation of Four Major Airports in Nigeria; Aderinto, S. (Nigeria), et al.
P2(33) Operating of AWOS network in all climate conditions in Turkey; Karatas, S. (Turkey),
P2(34) TAWES - The new Austrian Meteorological Measuring Network; Pevny, G. (Austria) et al.
P2(35) WMO Field Intercomparison of rainfall intensity (RI) gauges at Vigna di Valle (Italy): Preparation of the Intercomparison site, innovative data acquisition system and sampling strategy; Vuerich, E. (Italy), et al.
P2(36) Performance evaluation of the upgraded IMD network of Automatic Weather Stations during depressions of Indian Summer Monsoon 2007; Amudha, B., (India), et al.
P2(37) Effect of non-wooden radiation shield on measurements of air temperature and humidity by Automatic Weather Stations at climatologically different Indian stations Pune and Mumbai; Amudha, B., (India), et al.
P2(38) Improvement of the technique of modification of the hail-and-storm processes using “Mercom” automated radar system; Imamdjanov, H. (Uzbekistan)
P2(39) Preliminary Results of the Performance of Automatic Weather Station in the Perpetual Frost Climate of East Antarctica; Ranalkar, M. (India), et al.
P2(40) COST-727 ACTION: Measurements and Simulations; Cattin, R. (Switzerland), et al.
P2(41) Technology advancement and its effects on surface weather observation; Mungai, P. N. (Kenya)
P2(42) Implementation of Automatic Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) in the Mountainous Areas; Mete, M. (Turkey)

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