WMO Addresses Improvements in the Accuracy of Short-Term High-Impact Weather Forecasts

The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX) 20 November 2008: The seventh session of the World

Meteorological Organization (WMO) Observing System Research and Predictability

Experiment (THORPEX) International Core Steering Committee convened at WMO

headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18-20 November 2008.

THORPEX is a key

research meteorological component of the WMO Natural Disaster Reduction and

Mitigation Programme. It aims at accelerating improvements in the accuracy of

one-day to two-week high-impact weather forecasts for the benefit of society,

the economy and the environment. The THORPEX Steering Committee addressed,

inter alia, THORPEX Working Groups' activities, regional developments and

crosscutting issues, including its collaboration with the World Climate

Research Programme, and activities within the International Polar Year and the

Year of Tropical Convection. [THORPEX

Website] [Committee

Meeting's Website]