Severe calamities and fatalities have arisen from landfalling tropical cyclones (TC) around the world in recent years, such as Morakot (August 2009) in western North Pacific, Nargis (May 2008) in Bay of Bengal, Gonu (June 2007) in North Arabian Sea, Bilis (July 2006) in western North Pacific, Katrina (August 2005) in Gulf of Mexico, and Catarina (March 2004) in South Atlantic etc. Transferring the advancements from the research community to operational forecast centers in NMHSs would be helpful for improving the landfalling tropical cyclone (LTC) forecasts and for mitigation of high-impact tropical cyclone disasters.
The Second International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Landfall Processes (IWTCLP-II) will focus presentations and discussions on the period around TC landfall, which includes approach of the storm to the coast and the storm moving across the coast. Key issues include TC structure and intensity rapid changes over coastal waters, sudden changes in motion direction and speed (slow down/speed up), high-impact events (heavy rain, high winds, storm surge, etc), effects of topography and land surface differences on storm rainfall, extratropical transition processes, energy budgets of landfalling tropical cyclones, forecast techniques for tropical cyclone landfall, and observations and field programs, including T-PARC and TCS08 that were carried out during August-September 2008.
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