|Four forecasters and meteorologists from National Meteorological and Hydrological
Services (NMHSs) in the Asia and the Pacific region participated in the
Participants took the training in analysis of position and intensity of
typhoons on PC using the program "GMSLPD". GMSLPD, application software
for typhoon analysis developed by the Meteorological Satellite Center,
was provided to the participants for utilization at their respective NMHSs.
The participants also made visits to JMA local observatories, a local government,
a broadcast company as well as an electric power company in Kagoshima and
learned the importance of the cooperation among relevant organizations
concerning disaster prevention and preparedness.
At the end of the Seminar, an extensive discussion on disaster prevention
and preparedness activities was held, focusing on tropical cyclone disasters.
The participants shared recent knowledge and techniques of typhoon monitoring and forecasting through the above programs and successfully completed the Seminar.
17 March 2004
Participants in the Seminar
|Mr. Rosli bin Zakaria
||Malaysian Meteorological Service
|Ms. Maria Ngemaes
||National Weather Service, Palau
|Mr. Surapong Sarapa
||Thai Meteorological Department
|Ms. Nguyen Thi Senh
||National Hydrometeorological Service, Vietnam