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APCC Held the 2021 2nd APCC Climate Prediction Workshop (CPW 2021)
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) hosted the 2021 Climate Prediction Workshop (CPW 2021), held on 10-11 May 2021 at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) conference hall. The theme of the workshop was “The Now & Future of Climate Prediction Technology Development”. APCC’s CPW 2021 provided a platform for domestic climate prediction experts to share their latest research achievements and experiences in the field of climate prediction. During the workshop, participants had the chance to participate in in-depth discussions regarding technology development.The aim of the workshop was to contribute to the production and distribution of low uncertainty and high reliability climate prediction information. Various climate prediction experts in Korea from various organizations and universities, such as the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS), Universities, attended the workshop.The workshop consisted of 4 sessions:- Recent Domestic and International Climate Monitoring and Analysis- Development Trend of Climate Prediction Models- New Climate Prediction Techniques- The Now and Future of Climate Prediction Information DeliveryAPCC hopes that this workshop will promote the production and distribution of high quality climate forecast information. Effective monitoring of extreme climate events, such as heat waves and typhoons, can help reduce damages to the national economy, lives, and property.APCC’s CPW 2021 was conducted in compliance with strict quarantine measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection.​
Date : 2021.05.13
APCC Commenced Its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation Forecast for the Year 2021 from 1 May, 2021.
The APEC Climate Center (APCC) commenced its Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation (BSISO) forecast for the year 2021 at its website from 1 May, 2020. BSISO forecast plays 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 forecast provides information that helps predict dry and wet seasons in Asia by tracing large scale zones of precipitation. It plays an important role in predicting hydrometeorological extreme weather phenomena. Users can therefore prepare for disasters like heavy rainfall, drought, and heat wave. BSISO impact anomaly as a new content of BSISO forecast shows local impact of BSISO activity over the Asian monsoon region for various variables such as temperature, precipitation, wind and so on. Also, users are able to download forecast indices from participating models and find model information. It is expected that these new contents help users get more intuitive and useful information. 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 Forecast Website :​​er/​
Date : 2021.05.04
APCC officially commits to serving as the WMO Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Project “International Coordination Office”
Starting in January 2021, the APEC Climate Center committed to serving as the International Coordination Office (ICO) to coordinate the international joint research effort, “WWRP/WCRP Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction Project (S2S) Phase II under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).The S2S project was launched in November 2013, and the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and the National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS) were in charge of operating the ICO until 2020.WMO is promoting and implementing this joint international meteorological and climate research project with leading scientists around the world in order to improve forecast skill and understanding on the S2S timescale. S2S predictions have great socio-economic ramifications but much remains to be done to improve the skill of the forecasts as well as creating forecast products.APCC, as the ICO, will support and coordinate the overall implementation of the international joint research activities related to the S2S Prediction Project, and support cooperation with other international programs.The Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction refers to climate prediction information spanning the two-week to two-month period, which is serves to close the gap between the currently existing short-term and long-term prediction information.As the ICO, APCC is expected to establish its position as a leading research institute in the field of climate prediction. In addition, there may be opportunities to host international conferences and expert workshops in Busan, contributing to the vitalization of the local economy in Busan Metropolitan City.
Date : 2021.01.21