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Virtual Centre. for Monitoring, Forecast and Early Warning of Severe Meteorological Events in the Region of Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Expert Meeting on NMSs’ Participation on DRR Coordination Mechanisms and Early Warnig Systems. Geneva, November 26-28, 2007.

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Virtual Centre

for Monitoring, Forecast and Early Warning

of Severe Meteorological Events in the Region of

Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay and Uruguay

Expert Meeting on NMSs’ Participation on

DRR Coordination Mechanisms and Early Warnig Systems

Geneva, November 26-28, 2007

Dr. A. D. Moura & Dr. Lauro Fortes

INMET / Brazil

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Area of Interest

Flash Floods: SP-2000

Catarina

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Cascading process to distribute

the meteorological information

Information from global models ~ 7 days

Regional Models ~ 2 days, satellite imagery, derived products

Alerts from the global centers to regional centers

Local models, radars ~ 3 hours to 1 day

Alerts from the regional

centers to national centers

Feedback at each stage

National centers distribute the information to local institutions

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Virtual Centre

for Monitoring, Forecast and Early Warning

of Severe Meteorological Events in the Region of

Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay and Uruguay

BACKGROUND

The IV Meeting of the Conference of Directors of Iberia-American NMHs held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 15 to 17 of November, 2006, in its recommendation number 10, stated its support to the actions towards the creation of a Virtual Centre for Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning of Severe Meteorological Events to be established among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, having been agreed upon to promote the training of a group of experts of the participant countries.

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  • Goals
  • Maintain a virtual cooperation network among the member countries.
  • Exchange information in order to allow for the optimization of the operational work of forecasting and monitoring of any prospective adverse event.
  • Create a data basis of adverse phenomena over the region.
  • Promote the capacity building of personnel from the participant institutions.
  • Exchange numerical models’ data in order to produce derived products.
  • Promote joint research activities.
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  • Objectives
  • To support the forecast and monitoring of adverse meteorological phenomena over the South American Southeastern Region in order to contribute for the minimization of its social, economical and environmental impacts.
  • To increase to support to the participant countries’ Civil Defense Organizations
  • To improve the monitoring of phenomena by means of:
    • Automatic meteorological stations
    • Satellite data;
    • Radio sounders
    • Radars;
    • Ocean Buoys;
    • Real time efficient communication.
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The Region in Focus

Data Collection

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Weather Forecast

Centers from each participant institution produce their forecasts. In the case a severe event is perceived, there is a teleconference

among all of them and a consensus is reached.

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Initial Concept

VirtualCentre= the joint coordination of National Centers connected by an Intranet network that allows the participation of the forecasters working from their desks at their centers, in their hoe countries.

INMET - Brasilia

INPE/CPTEC - C. Paulista

CHM - Rio de Janeiro

EPAGRI-Ciram - Florianopolis

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Present Stage

Regular and coordinated discussion among the centers making use of VisitView and Yahoo Messenger

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  • Present Stage
  • Exchange of Warnings and Alerts by means of Institutional e-mails
      • agentii@cptec.inpe.br
      • centrovirtual@smm.mil.br
      • dtornalmet@adinet.com.uy
      • jcmn@smn.gov.ar
      • met2@climerh.rct-sc.br
      • opera@simepar.br
      • pronostico_dmh@dinac.gov.py
      • sepre.df@inmet.gov.br
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  • Present Stage
  • Exchange of Alerts and Warnings through Institutional e-mails
    • sepre.df AVISO Nº 232 - INMET
    • DPT CNAP Advertencia Uruguay
    • Meteop –Epagri-Ciram – Previsão Climática
    • PrevisorCHM - avisos de mau tempo nrs 675 ao 680
    • CPTEC Avisos Meteorológicos CPTEC/INPE
    • pronos@smn.gov.ar ALERTAS ARGENTINAS
    • pronosticos@meteorologia.gov.py Alertas Paraguay
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Alert issued by SMN - Argentina

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Alert issued by SIMEPAR- PR-Brazil

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Training Course

Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia - Spain

Training of Forecasters for the Virtual Center for the Forecast of Severe Phenomena over the South-Southeast Area of South-America

Place: MADRID, Spain (under the auspices of the INM of Spain)

Period: from May 21 to May 31, 2007

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Training

Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia - Spain

CD-ROM

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  • Participants of the Training Course
  • at INM, Madrid
  • Antonio Felipe Gil – Argentina
  • Claudio Mattio – Argentina
  • Marta Nora Castro –Argentina
  • Luiz Cavalcanti – Brasil - INMET
  • Márcia dos Santos Seabra – Brasil - INMET
  • Emma Giada Matschinske – Brasil – CHM
  • Marcelo Enrique Seluchi – Brasil –CPTEC
  • Cesar Augustus Assis Beneti – Brasil – SIMEPAR
  • Hugo José Braga – Brasil – EPAGRI-CIRAM
  • Eduardo Mingo – Paraguay
  • René Mariano Rodríguez Gómez - Uruguay
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Participants of the Training Course

(photos at INM)

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  • Future Activities
  • Meeting of Working Group for elaboration of the Project Final Report and to establish the responsibilities of each participant institution-
  • Establishment of INTRANET network linking the Member Centers
  • Other Issues
  • Identify new areas (for instance, area of severe phenomena common to Central America
  • Produce maps showing in different colors the types and intensity of observed phenomena
  • Integrate the network of RADARS available in the Region
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  • Aknowledments
      • INM of Spain
      • WMO
      • SMA - Argentina
      • DINAC - Paraguay
      • Directoria de Meteorologia - Uruguay
      • INMET - Brazil
      • CPTEC
      • CHN – Brazilian Navy
      • CIRAM
      • SIMEPAR
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Thank you for your attention

Antonio Divino Moura

diretor.inmet@inmet.gov.br

Lauro Tadeu Guimarães Fortes

lauro.fortes@inmet.gov.br