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APEC Climate Center, Sharing Its 2018 APEC Project Accomplishments and 2019 Project Plans with APEC Member Economies at the APEC PPSTI.
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) participated in the 13th APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI) held on 9-11 May 2019 in Vina del Mar, Chile.During the 13th APEC PPSTI, Ms. Sangwon Moon, External Affairs Department Head, and Ms. Inja Jeon, International Project Manager, introduced APCC to APEC member economies and shared APCC’s 2018 APEC project accomplishments and 2019 project plans. They also visited the Chile National Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Service (DMC) and the APEC Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile in Santiago, Chile. During these meetings, they discussed detailed issues in regards to preparations for the APEC Climate Symposium 2019 to be held in August 2019 in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Date : 2019.05.15
The APEC Climate Center Commenced Its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation Forecasts for the Year 2019 from 1 May, 2019.
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) commenced its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) forecasts for the year 2019 at its website from 1 May, 2019.BSISO forecasts play an important role in predicting the beginning and the characteristics of the Asian summer monsoon. The Oscillation is a large-scale convection, with a period of 15 to 60 days. It originates over the Indian Ocean, gradually traveling eastward as well as north with a diverse structure. It affects the beginning of the Asian summer monsoon, circulation of atmosphere, and weather patterns.Also, BSISO forecasts provide information that helps predicts dry and wet seasons in Asia, by tracing large scale zones of precipitation. They play an important role in predicting hydrometeorological extreme weather phenomena. Users can therefore prepare for disasters like heavy rainfall, drought, and heat wave.APCC first provided BSISO forecast services at its website, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) and the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) Task Force on July 1, 2013.BSISO Forecasts Website : http://www.apcc21.org/ser/casts.do?lang=en
Date : 2019.05.14
APCC Researchers Received the Best Paper Presentation Award at the 2019 KMS Spring Conference of Climate Division.
Ms. Gayoung Kim (Researcher), Dr. Yun-Young Lee (Research Fellow), Mr. Soonjo Yoon (Researcher) and Dr. Ji-Hyun Oh (Research Fellow) from the APEC Climate Center (APCC) received the Best Paper Presentation Award at the 2019 Korean Meteorological Society (KMS) Spring Conference of Climate Division, held between the 22th and 25th April, 2019 at EXCO, Daegu, Korea.They presented the contents of their research paper entitled “ Assessment of Intraseasonal Multi-Model Ensemble (MME) Prediction Skill Using Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Models” during the poster presentation at the 2019 KMS Spring Conference of Climate Division, and was awarded the Best Paper Presentation Award. The four researchers coauthored the paper.Intraseasonal prediction information refers to the climate forecast information for the period between 2 weeks (15 days) and 2 months (60 days). Extreme hydrological events such as droughts and floods occur often and cause great harm to the population and infrastructure during this period. So far, it is well known that there are many challenges to improving the reliability of intraseasonal prediction information.In this context, the four APCC researchers conducted the research on the ‘ Assessment of Intraseasonal MME Prediction Skill Using S2S Models’ as the 1st phase in developing technology for improving the reliability of intraseasonal MME prediction.The researchers found that El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has an deep impact on the reliability of intraseasonal MME prediction. In addition, the reliability of the intraseasonal MME prediction are found to be affected by Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) at the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their research discovered that especially when the east wind of QBO is dominant, the reliability of intraseasonal MME prediction is rapidly improved.APCC has been producing and providing reliable seasonal prediction information based on analysis using the MME technique since 2005.
Date : 2019.05.02