Technical Webinar: Nowcasting Weather prediction using latest remote sensing technologies
Weather prediction is the processing of weather observations using supercomputers to forecast future states of atmosphere. However, accurate forecasts cannot be obtained for small-scale and short-lived weather systems such as rainstorms, hails and tornadoes due to insufficient observations and coarse resolution of weather models. As remote sensing technologies advance, data obtained from weather radars and satellites collaboratively shared in realtime among continents using latest communications technologies becomes increasingly important in nowcasting (short-term forecasting) of these weather events serving local communities, e.g. aviation or maritime applications.
Mr. Clarence Fong is the Meteorologist of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific (ESCAP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Committee Secretariat. He worked at the Hong Kong Observatory in early 1990’s and founded Weather Underground of Hong Kong, the most reputable non government weather organization in 1995. He has strong inter governmental collaborations within Asia countries, while in Hong Kong he publishes books and write articles for media; delivers seminars and workshops for universities, schools, organizations and general public; and designs STEM courses.