Technical meeting on Himawari-8/9 Rapidly Developing Cumulus Area (RDCA) products
A technical meeting on Himawari-8/9 Rapidly Developing Cumulus Area (RDCA) products was held online by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on 18 February 2022. This was part of activities conducted under the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee’s Enhancing Utilization of Himawari 8/9 Products project, which was endorsed at the 53rd session of the Committee held online in February 2021.
The meeting was attended by representatives from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, and was the first simultaneous gathering of all NMHSs contributing to the initiative.
The project is intended to enhance NMHS utilization of observation data from the Himawari-8/9 geostationary meteorological satellites via the development of RDCA detection techniques based on such data. Meeting attendees learned about such techniques and discussed progress for this year as well as possible efforts in future years.