WMO Convenes Expert Meeting on Research Needs for Climate Prediction

23 September 2008: The meeting of the World Meteorological

Organization's (WMO) Commission for Climatology Expert Team on Research Needs

for Intraseasonal, Seasonal and Interannual Prediction, including the

Application of these Predictions, took place from 23-26 September 2008, at US

National Weather Service headquarters in Maryland, US.

The event started on 23

September with the joint WMO/CPC Open Seminar on recent advances in seasonal to

interannual prediction. Participants discussed research and operational aspects

of seasonal prediction, including the role of prediction products in the WMO

Initiative to Support Climate Adaptation, as well as regional perspectives and

applications of seasonal prediction. [WMO general information and seminar agenda]