Second WMO international conference on Indian ocean tropical cyclones and climate change

Meeting or Conference
India Meteorological Department (IMD); World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
14-17 Feb 2012
India (New Delhi)
India Meteorological Department (IMD) at Scope Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003.

The main focus of the conference will be on the linkage between tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean and climate change. The broad thematic areas of the conference, focused on the Indian Ocean, are as follows: - Climate change and tropical cyclone activity over the Indian Ocean • Construction, archival, reconstruction of best track and historical data sets • Analysis of trends and variability in historical tropical cyclone activity • Projections of tropical cyclone activity changes over the 21st century - Tropical cyclone and climate change related physical science themes • Climatological Characteristics of Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones • Past trends and future projections for climate variables closely related to Indian Ocean tropical cyclone activity • Relationships between tropical cyclone activity (genesis, frequency, intensity, motion) and large scale climate • Status and plans for operational Tropical Cyclone Forecasting and Warning Systems in the Indian Ocean region • Recent developments in statistical and NWP modeling for tropical cyclone forecasting. • Societal impact of Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones • Assessment of risk and vulnerability from tropical cyclones - Impact of cyclones on the economy, infrastructure and society in individual Indian Ocean countries. • Analysis of major cyclone events including societal impacts • Vulnerability due to cyclones and changes in cyclone behavior. • Historical trend analysis of tropical cyclone landfalls or impacts. • Disaster preparedness, prevention and mitigation for tropical cyclones". • Research on Climate Change Impacts on tropical cyclones affecting that country WMO will be directing invitations to National Hydrometeorological Services in the region with a request to present papers on the third theme. Important Dates - Submission of Abstracts: 30 November 2011 - Acceptance of Abstracts: 15 December 2011 - Submission of Extended Abstracts: 15 January 2012 - Registration: 31 December 2011

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Event fee

US $100 (US $50 for post-graduate students)

What is included in the event fee

Payment covers all conference material, lunches, tea/ coffee during breaks and the conference banquet Participation in the excursion is free.

How to register

Register online by 31 December 2011.


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