Aviation | Events | 2022 | AeroMetSci Webinars | RA III and RA IV


Thursday 9 June 2022 | Online via Zoom

for WMO Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Services Commission (SERCOM), in collaboration with the Research Board (RB) Aviation Research and Development Project 2 (AvRDP2), convened a web-based seminar (‘webinar’) on 9 June 2022, 1600 to 1900 UTC to showcase some of the latest state-of-the-art scientific and technological advances taking place in aeronautical meteorology in WMO Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean).

The theme of the webinar was: “Scientific and technological innovation in observation and forecast of severe convection to enable service delivery transformation and improve aviation safety”. 

Webinar Information

The webinar comprised a blend of pre-recorded video presentations and live panel discussions. Simultaneous interpretation into English and Spanish was provided during the webinar.

Concept Note (English only)

Information Note for Zoom (English only)

Official Announcement - English version | Spanish version

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Provisional Programme

9 June 2022 
Time (UTC)
Title (tentative) Speaker Affiliation
1600 Opening remarks Ian LISK President of SERCOM
1605 Ensemble Prediction of Convective Hazards
Dr Ken STONE US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
1617 Global Synthetic Weather Radar
Abstract  |  Presentation
Haig ISKENDERIAN Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Lincoln Labs
1629 Polygons as Input and Output of a Digital Forecasting System
Abstract  |  Presentation
Heather REEVES US National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL)
1641 Severe Convective Development associated with the Low Level Easterly Jet
Abstract  |  Presentation
Kathy-Ann CAESAR* Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
1655 Break
1659 Detecting Clouds associated with jet engine ice crystal icing
Abstract  |  Presentation
Julie HAGGERTY US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
1712 Evaluation of Microphysics Schemes in the WRF-ARW Model for Low-Level Wind Shear Forecasts in Jose Marti International Airport: Study Cases of Convective Storms
Abstract  |  Presentation
Patricia COLL-HIDALGO Oficina Principal y de Vigilancia Meteorologica, Empresa Cubana de Navegacion Aerea (Cuba)
1718 Impact of severe convection to aviation - now and looking into the future
Abstract  |  Presentation
David BIEGER** National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
1731 ICAO and WMO response to user requirements for en-route meteorological hazards
Abstract  |  Presentation
Piers BUCHANAN***, Sum Yee (Sharon) LAU*** and Matt STRAHAN*** UK Met Office (UKMO), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) & National Weather Service (NWS)
1744 Airlines future requirements for en-route meteorological hazards
Abstract  |  Presentation
Matthieu DURAND-GOBERT Air France on behalf of IATA
1751 Break
1800 Live panel discussion Moderated by Kent JOHNSON 2nd vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI)
1900 Close of webinar

*Member of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI) and the Expert Team on Education, Training and Competency (ET-ETC)

**Member of the  Expert Team on Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Aviation (ET-CCV)
***Member of the Standing Committee on Services for Aviation (SC-AVI) and the Expert Team on Aeronautical Meteorological Hazards Science (ET-MHS)

Webinar summary

The summary of the webinar consisting of an overview of presentations and a summary of the key points of the panel discussion is available here.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact the Organizing Committee via email: aviation@wmo.int

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