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WWRP Working Groups

Currently WWRP coordinates eight working groups, which are led by relevant science communities and academic experts.

Nowcasting and Mesoscale Weather Forecast Reseach

Advances the knowledge of nowcasting and mesoscale processes and predictability, and promotes and aids the implementation of nowcasting systems within the National Meteorological Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and among their end-users, including the potential use of numerical modelling and assimilation of very high resolution data.

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Predictability, Dynamics and Ensemble Forecasting

Advances the science of dynamical meteorology and predictability research, and their application to ensemble forecasting promoting the development of ensemble applications and the transition into operations.

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Forecast Verification Research

Plans and facilitates the development and application of improved diagnostic verification methods to assess and enable improvement of the quality of weather forecasts, including forecasts from numerical weather and climate models. It also collaborates on forecast verification with the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). 

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Data Assimilation and Observing Systems

Provides guidance to the WWRP to optimise the use of the current WMO Global Observing System (GOS). The Data Assimilation and Observing Strategies Working Group facilitates the development of data assimilation and observing system methodologies from the convective scale to planetary scales and for forecasts with time ranges of hours to weeks.

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Expert Team on Weather Modification

Promotes scientific practices in weather modification research through the WMO Expert Team on Weather Modification and through the organization of the quadriennial scientific conferences on weather modification.

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Societal and Economic Research Applications

Advances the science of the social and economic application of weather related information and services and reviews and assists in the development and promotion of societal and economic related demonstration projects.

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Tropical Meteorology Research

Identifies and supports the research initiatives of NMHSs on tropical cyclones and monsoons, especially in tropical countries including collaboration with groups in universities or research institutes, which are likely to lead to societal and economic benefits.

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.

Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System 

Achieves comprehensive, coordinated and sustained observations and modeling capabilities of sand and dust storms in order to improve the monitoring of sand and dust storms to increase the understanding of the dust processes and to enhance dust prediction capabilities. This working group is coordinated together with the Global Atmosphere Watch Program. 

More information about this working group can be found on this internal WMO website.