The Sixth WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VI)  
 
Documentation (updated on 24 October 2006)
Pre-workshop material
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Individual Reports (color version)

Topic Title

Topic Chair / Rapporteur
Report

Cover Page

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Foreword

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Table of Contents

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Topic 0:

Special Theme: Quantitative Forecasts of Tropical Cyclone Landfall  in relation to an Effective Warning system    
Report of Topic Chair Jim Davidson
(Australia)
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0.1
Track forecasts Lixion Avila
(USA)
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0.2
Observations and forecasts of wind distribution Sai Tick Chan
(Hong Kong, China)
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0.3
Observations and forecasts of rainfall distribution Lianshou Chen
(China)
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0.4
Observations and forecasts of storm surges Shishir Dube
(India)
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0.5
Observations and forecasts of hydrology-related issues Kang Thean Shong
(Malaysia)
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Topic 1:

Tropical cyclone structure and structure change    
Report of Topic Chair Hugh Willoughby
(USA)
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1.1
Environmental effects on tropical cyclone structure and Structure Change Liz Ritchie
(USA)
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1.2
Tropical cyclone Inner-core dynamics Jeffrey D. Kepert
(Australia)
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1.3
Air-sea interface and oceanic influences Nick Shay
(USA)
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1.4
Operational techniques in defining tropical cyclone structure Mark Lander
(USA)
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1.5
Operational guidance and skill in forecasting structure change John Knaff
(USA)
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Special Focus Topics    
1a
Tutorial on the use of satellite data to define tropical cyclone structure Chris Velden
(USA)
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1b
Field experiments related to tropical cyclone structure (CBLAST & RAINEX) Peter Black &
Shuyi Chen
(USA)
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Topic 2:

Tropical cyclone formation and extratropical transition    
Report of Topic Chair Pat Harr
(USA)
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2.1
External influences on formation Bill Frank
(USA)
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2.2
Internal influences on tropical cyclone formation Mike Montgomer
(USA)
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2.3
Operational forecasting of tropical cyclone formation Jeff Callaghan
(Australia)
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2.4
Observing and forecasting of extratropical transition Jenni Evans
(USA)
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2.5
Physical processes and downstream impacts of extratropical transition John Gyakum
(Canada)
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Special Focus Topics    
2a
The Catarina phenomenon Pedro Silva Dias
(Brazil)
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2b
Special Focus Session THORPEX: a focus on tropical cyclone related research Jim Abraham
(Canada)
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Topic 3:

Tropical cyclone motion    
Report of Topic Chair Russ Elsberry
(USA)
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3.1
Advances and requirements for operational track prediction Tsz-cheung LEE
(Hong Kong, China)

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3.2
Improvements in understanding and prediction of tropical cyclone motion Sim Aberson
(USA)
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3.3
Targeted observation and data assimilation in track prediction Chun-Chieh Wu
(PSA)
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Special Focus Topics    
3a
Sharing experiences in operational consensus forecasting Andrew Burton
(Australia)
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Topic 4:

Climate variability and seasonal prediction of tropical cyclone activity/intensity

   
Report of Topic Chair Chris Landsea
(USA)
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4.0
The recent active Atlantic hurricane seasons Max Mayfield
(USA)
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4.1
Variability of tropical cyclone activity/intensity on intraseasonal and interannual scales Chang-Hoi Ho
(Republic of Korea)
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4.2
Possible relationships between climate change and tropical cyclone activity Tom Knutson
(USA)
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4.3
Short-term climate (seasonal and intraseasonal) predictions of tropical cyclone activity/intensity Suzana Camargo
(USA)
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Special Focus Topics    
4a
Updated statement on the possible effects of climate change on tropical cyclone activity/intensity John McBride
(Australia)
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Topic 5:

Disaster mitigation, warning systems and societal impact

   
Report of Topic Chair M C Wong
(Hong Kong, China)
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5.1
Evaluating the effectiveness of warning systems Woo-Jin Lee
(Republic of Korea)

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5.2
Factors contributing to human and economic losses Roger Pielke Jr.
(USA)
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5.3
Mitigation strategies and community capacity building for disaster reduction Linda Anderson-Berry
(Australia)
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Special Focus Topic    
5a
Report to the IWTC-VI on the PROGRAM FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HURRICANE INTENSITY FORECASTS AND IMPACTS PROJECTIONS (HiFi) Greg Holland & Roger Lukas
(USA)
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