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Workshop on 2008 weather forecast opened
Updated: 2006-09-01 14:31


The second workshop on weather forecast and research for the 2008 Olympic Games was opened in Beijing on Wednesday.

The meeting deals with the scientific and technological problems in the weather prediction system of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Forecast Demonstration Project (B08FDP) and Research Demonstration Project (B08RDP), verification of prediction technologies and appraisal of the system's social-economic impact. The participants will offer comments and proposals for the system's test operation in 2007.

Co-organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the three-day workshop attracted more than 60 meteorological scientists and officials from WMO, China, Australia, USA, Canada, Japan, Austria and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The B08FDP/RDP project includes the short-range and meso-scale prediction system. In October 2004, the 7th Science Steering Committee meeting of the WMO World Weather Research Program (WWRP) endorsed the inclusion of the B08 project in the WWRP international weather forecast demonstration project to be co-organized by WWRP and CMA with the participation of meteorologists from countries and regions concerned.

The first WMO workshop on the B08 project was held in Beijing from 29 to 31 March 2005.

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