WWRP Tropical Meteorology Research

Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR)

Mountain during monsoon
Photo by Azmaan Baluch on Unsplash


TMR aims to coordinate and advance the research of tropical cyclones, monsoon systems and intra-seasonal tropical variability to improve the prediction of high-impact weather in the tropics (which originates in the tropics, but its impact does not limit to the tropics). TMR works with the joint WWRP/WCRP Monsoons Office in India on Monsoon matters. TMR has a particular remit to work with developing and least developed countries and regions and small island developing states (SIDS), places that are often adversely affected by tropical weather hazards.

  • TMR should promote research related to tropical meteorology of the WWRP projects such as better tropical cyclones forecasting including probabilistic forecasts, better understanding of monsoon systems, its forecasts, and impacts.
  • TMR should promote research on severe weather events over the tropics such as heavy precipitation associated with weather systems on a short to sub-seasonal time scale.
  • TMR should work closely with the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) to promote global monsoon research.

Working Group Members

  • Co-Chair: Zhuo WANG, University of Illinois
  • Co-Chair: Yukari TAKAYABU, University of Tokyo
  • Jason DUNION, NOAA
  • Hui YU, Shanghai Typhoon Institute
  • Elizabeth Ritchie-Tyo, UNSW Canberra
  • Raizan RAHMAT, Meteorological Service Singapore
  • Joanne CAMP, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Michelle Simões REBOITA, Universidade Federal de Itajubá
  • Parthasarathi MUKHOPADHYAY, IITM

Past International Workshops on Tropical Cyclones

Recent Publications

  • A BAMS article, “Monsoons Climate Change Assessment” 
  • A new book, "The Multiscale Global Monsoon System”, is the 4th and most up-to-date edition of the global monsoon book series produced by a group of leading international experts invited by the World Meteorological Organization’s Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR). The contents reflect the state of the knowledge of all scales of monsoon in the world’s monsoon regions. It includes 31 chapters in five parts: Regional Monsoons, Extreme Weather, Intraseasonal Variations, Climate Change, and Field Experiments.