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Tenth International Winds Workshop

Tokyo, Japan
22-26 February 2010

  The International Winds Workshop (IWW) is organized by the International Winds Working Group (IWWG) as one of formal working groups of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS). The aim of IWW is to promote exchange of scientific and operational information between the producers of satellite derived wind products, the research community, and the user community. In recent years, IWWG has focused on not only traditional Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) derived from geostationary satellite data, but also winds from other space based observations, i.e., ocean surface winds derived from radar backscatters and microwave radiometers, winds derived from research missions, and future datasets including wind profile information from space-borne lidar, and so on.

  The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) hosted the Tenth International Winds Workshop (IWW10) from 22 to 26 February 2010, which is close to the JMA headquarters. Forty-six experts/researchers including JMA members participated in the sessions and gave presentations on various topics and discussed data production, verification/validation procedures, and assimilation techniques. In the open forum and discussion session, the two working groups were held and the participants discussed AMV data assimilation and AMV derivation respectively.

IWW10 --Group--
 Participants of the Workshop with the Director-General of JMA, Mr. Kunio SAKURAI
on Monday, 22 February 2010

  The Director-General of JMA, delivering an opening address on Monday, 22 February IWW10 --Opening address--
IWW10 --Plenary session--   The plenary session on Tuesday, 23 February
  Dr. Holmlund providing his address on behalf of EUMETSAT in the conference dinner on Tuesday, 23 February IWW10 --Dinner--
IWW10 --Group session   The working group session of AMV data assimilation on Thursday, 25 February