Review of the committee's technical plan and its implementation programme for 2013 and beyond overall Technical Plan



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WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION

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RA IV HURRICANE COMMITTEE
THIRTY-FIFTH SESSION
WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO
8 TO 12 APRIL 2013




RA IV/HC-35/Doc. 7

(12.III.2013)

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ITEM: 7

Original: ENGLISH


REVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE'S TECHNICAL PLAN AND ITS

IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMME FOR 2013 AND BEYOND
Overall Technical Plan
(Submitted by the Secretariat)


Summary and Purpose of Document
This document presents in the Appendix the draft RA IV Hurricane Committee's Technical Plan and its Implementation Programme for 2013–2017. The draft has been prepared from the 2012–2016 Plan (adopted at the 34th session; see reference 1) with the changes/updates which were proposed by the Committee Members prior to this session.


ACTION PROPOSED

The Hurricane Committee is invited to:




  1. Review the draft RA IV Hurricane Committee's Technical Plan and its Implementation Programme as given in the Appendix and recommended changes to it;

  2. Indicate items to be given priority attention during the years from 2013 to 2017;

  3. Decide on further actions to be taken to promote the achievement of its goals;

  4. Recommend that the President of RA IV approves the draft amendments formulated by the session.

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References: 1. Final report of the Thirty-fourth session of the RA IV Hurricane Committee;
2. Resolution 8 (IX-RA IV) - RA IV Hurricane Committee's Technical Plan and its Implementation Programme.

Appendix: Draft RA IV Hurricane Committee's Technical Plan and Implementation Programme.

DISCUSSION
1. The RA IV Hurricane Committee's Technical Plan and its Implementation Programme sets out the coordinated steps to be taken by Members for future development to meet regional needs for upgrading forecasts and warning services for hurricanes and associated floods as well as for related disaster prevention and preparedness measures and supporting activities in training and research.
2. The Regional Association IV, at its fifteenth session (April 2009) re established the RA IV Hurricane Committee and kept in force Resolution 8 (IX-RA IV) - RA IV Hurricane Committee's Technical Plan and its Implementation Programme (see reference 2). The Plan was most recently updated by the Thirty-fourth session of the Committee (see reference 1). The amendments recommended by the Committee were approved by the President of RA IV.
3. The Committee may wish to make an in-depth review of the Plan, taking into account in particular the information provided by Members and the discussions under this and other agenda items.

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RA IV HURRICANE COMMITTEE’S TECHNICAL PLAN AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMME



  1. METEOROLOGICAL COMPONENT




TASKS

 

BY WHOM

RESOURCES

COMMENTS

 

 

20122013

20132014

20142015

20152016

20162017

 

  

 

 

1.1 DEVELOPMENT OF METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

 

1.1.1

Development and provision of adequate staff and equipment to enable the national Meteorological Services in the area to meet their responsibilities in the provision of hurricane warning services related to tropical cyclones

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National and external assistance

 

 

1.1.2

Full implementation of the observing, telecommunication and data-processing systems of the World Weather Watch in the hurricane area

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National and external assistance

With advice of WMO, where needed

 

1.1.3

Implementation of Quality Management Systems in support of Meteorological Services and associated activities

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National and external assistance

With advice of WMO, where needed

 



I. METEOROLOGICAL COMPONENT


TASKS




BY WHOM

RESOURCES

COMMENTS

 

20122013

20132014

20142015

20152016

20162017

 

 

 

1.2 METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVING SYSTEM

1.2.1

Manned surface stations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.1.1

Assignment of the highest priority to the removal of deficiencies in the synoptic observation programmes at 0000 and 0600 UTC at stations of the RA IV regional basic synoptic network lying in the area between latitudes 5°N and 35°N, and between longitudes 50°W and 140°W

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National

 

 

1.2.1.2

Investigation of the possibilities of establishing simple stations which may be operated by volunteers and would supply hourly observations of direction and measured wind speed and atmospheric pressure only during periods (hours) that a tropical cyclonehurricane is within about 200 km of the stations

 

 

 

 

 

Members with large land masses

National

Such stations could suitably be placed where stations of the WWW network are more than 200 km apart.

1.2.1.3

NMHSs continue the practice of sending observations to RSMC Miami additional to those in the regular programme during hurricane periods, in particular when required by the RA IV Hurricane Operational Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National

 

 

1.2.1.4

Expand the synoptic observation network of the RAIV in the area between latitudes 5ºN and 35º N and longitude 50ºW and 140ºW.

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National

 

 

I. METEOROLOGICAL COMPONENT


TASKS

 

BY WHOM

RESOURCES

COMMENTS

 

20122013

20132014

20142015

20152016

20162017

 

 

 

1.2.2

Upper-air stations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.2.1

Establishment of the following upper-air stations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

Guatemala

) National and

 

 

80400 Isla de Aves - radiosonde

 

 

 

 

 

Venezuela

) external assistance

 

 

1.2.2.2

Implementation of two rawinsonde observations per day at all rawinsonde stations throughout the active portion of hurricane season, July through October*

 

 

 

 

 

Members concerned

National and external assistance

 Starting April 2013 Panama will launch two daily radiosounds up to December

 

1.2.2.3

Maintaining two rawinsonde observations per day whenever a named hurricane is within 1,000 km of the station, until the requirements of paragraph 1.2.2.2 above can be accomplished*

 

 

 

 

 

Members

National

 

 

1.2.2.4

Implementation of the upper-air observations required at 0000 GMT under the World Weather Watch plan to enable a sufficient coverage during night hours

 

 

 

 

 

Members concerned

National and external assistance

 

 

1.2.2.5

Establishment of Hydrogen generation in support of Upper air programme in Bermuda, to mitigate rising cost of helium

 

 

 

 

 

Bermuda

National

 

 

*During 201220132013-201420143 items with an asterisk to be given priority attention



I. METEOROLOGICAL COMPONENT


TASKS

 

BY WHOM

RESOURCES

COMMENTS

 

20122013

20132014

20142015

20152016

20162017

 

 

 

1.2.3

Ships’ weather reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.3.1

Continuation of efforts to recruit ships for participation in the WMO Voluntary Observing Ship Scheme, in particular by :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Recruiting selected and supplementary ships plying the tropics

 

 

 

 

One ship recruited; Obs between Guadeloupe and St-Lucia (20142015 and beyond)

France

Meteo-France







        Designating Port Meteorological Officers

Members

National

 

 

 

Members

National

 

 

1.2.3.2

Improvement of communications between Meteorological Services and ships, to request reports from any area of current hurricane activity even if such reports have to be transmitted in plain language.

 

 

 

 

 

Members operating coastal radio stations

National

 

 

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