The Sixth WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VI)  
 
Workshop Programme (updated on 18 October 2006)

20 November 2006 (Monday)

1900-2000

- Pre-registration

2000-2100

- Pre-workshop orientation session

21 November 2006 (Tuesday)

0800-0900

- Registration

0900-0930

- Opening Ceremony

 

Plenary Session
Topic 0 : Special Theme: Quantitative Forecasts of Tropical Cyclone Landfall in relation to an Effective Warning system

0930-1000

- Topic 0.1 : Track forecasts

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1100

- Topic 0.2 : Observations and forecasts of wind distribution

1100-1130

- Topic 0.3 : Observations and forecasts of rainfall distribution

1130-1200

- Topic 0.4 : Observations and forecasts of storm surges

1200-1330

- Lunch

1330-1400

- Topic 0.5 : Observations and forecasts of hydrology-related issues

1400-1445

- Topic 0 Chair summary

1530-1600

- Afternoon coffee break

1600-1730

- Breakout discussion groups – Topic 0

22 November 2006 (Wednesday)

 

Plenary Session
Topic 1 : Tropical cyclone structure and structure change

0830-0900

- Topic 1.1 : Environmental Effects on Tropical Cyclone Structure and Structure Change

0900-0930

- Topic 1.2 : Tropical cyclone inner-core dynamics influences

0930-1000

- Topic 1.3 : Air-sea interface and oceanic influences

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1100

- Topic 1.4 : Operational techniques in defining tropical cyclone structure

1100-1130

- Topic 1.5 : Operational guidance and skill in forecasting structure change

1130-1215

- Topic 1 Chair Summary

1215-1330

- Lunch

1330-1530

- Breakout discussion groups – Topic 1

1530-1600

- Afternoon coffee break

1600-1630

- Group Photo

1630-1800

- Special Focus Topic 1a : Tutorial on the use of satellite data to define tropical cyclone structure

1630-1800

- Special Focus Topic 1b : Field experiments related to tropical cyclone structure (CBLAST & RAINEX)

23 November 2006 (Thursday)

 

Plenary Session
Topic 2 : Tropical cyclone formation and extratropical transition

0830-0900

- Topic 2.1 : External influences on formation

0900-0930

- Topic 2.2 : Internal influences on tropical cyclone formation

0930-1000

- Topic 2.3 : Operational forecasting of tropical cyclone formation

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1100

- Topic 2.4 : Observing and forecasting of extratropical transition

1100-1130

- Topic 2.5 : Physical processes and downstream impacts of extratropical transition

1130-1215

- Topic 2 Chair summary

1215-1330

- Lunch

1330-1530

- Breakout discussion groups – Topic 2

1530-1600

- Afternoon coffee break

1600-1730

- Special Focus Topic 2a : The Catarina phenomenon

1600-1730

- Special Focus Topic 2b : THORPEX: a focus on tropical cyclone related research

24 November 2006 (Friday)

 

Plenary Session
Topic 3 : Tropical cyclone motion

0830-0900

- Topic 3.1 : Advances and requirements for operational track prediction

0900-0930

- Topic 3.2 : Improvements in understanding and prediction of tropical cyclone motion

0930-1000

- Topic 3.3 : Targeted observation and data assimilation in track prediction

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1115

- Topic 3 Chair summary

1200-1330

- Lunch

1330-1530

- Breakout discussion groups – Topic 3

1530-1600

- Afternoon coffee break

1600-1730

- Special Focus Topic 3a : Sharing experiences in operational consensus forecasting

1600-1730

- Report to the IWTC-VI on the PROGRAM FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HURRICANE INTENSITY FORECASTS AND IMPACTS PROJECTIONS (HiFi)

25 November 2006 (Saturday)

26 November 2006 (Sunday)

27 November 2006 (Monday)

 

Plenary Session
Topic 4 : Climate variability and seasonal prediction of tropical cyclone activity/intensity

0830-0900

- Topic 4.0 : The recent active Atlantic hurricane seasons

0900-0930

- Topic 4.1 : Variability of tropical cyclone activity/intensity on intraseasonal and  interannual scales

0930-1000

- Topic 4.2 : Possible relationships between climate change and tropical cyclone activity

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1100

- Topic 4.3 : Short-term climate (seasonal and intraseasonal) predictions of tropical cyclone activity/intensity

1100-1145

- Topic 4 Chair summary

1200-1330

- Lunch

1330-1530

- Breakout discussion groups – Topic 4

1530-1600

- Afternoon coffee break

1600-1730

- Special Focus Topic 4a : Updated statement on the possible effects of climate change on tropical cyclone activity/intensity

28 November 2006 (Tuesday)

 

Plenary Session
Topic 5 : Disaster mitigation, warning systems and societal impacts

0830-0900

- Topic 5.1 : Evaluating the effectiveness of warning systems

0900-0930

- Topic 5.2 : Factors contributing to human and economic losses

0930-1000

- Topic 5.3 : Mitigation strategies and community capacity building for disaster reduction

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1115

- Topic 5 Chair summary

1200-1330

- Lunch

1330-1530

- Breakout discussion groups – Topic 5

1530-1600

- Afternoon coffee break

29 November 2006 (Wednesday)

 

Plenary Session : Recommendations

0830-1000

- Presentation of recommendations

1000-1030

- Morning coffee break

1030-1200

- Discussion of recommendations

1200-1330

- Lunch

PM

- Special topics emerging from the workshop

 

- Afternoon coffee break

 

- Topic Chairs to meet to review draft of workshop proceedings

30 November 2006 (Thursday)

AM

Plenary Session : Workshop Proceedings

 

- Discussion of workshop proceedings

 

- Closing Ceremony

One page concise version of the programme (pdf)