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PMO National Report Germany. presented by Volker Weidner Manager Marine Observations. PMO-III Hamburg 2006. DWD/Wd March 06. National Report. Areas of Responsibility. Baltic Sea. North Sea. PMO Hamburg (2+1). PMO Rostock (1). PMO Bremerhaven (1). PMO Bremen (1). NL & UK. NZ.

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PMO National Report

Germany

presented by

Volker Weidner

Manager Marine Observations

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

Areas of Responsibility

Baltic Sea

North Sea

PMO Hamburg (2+1)

PMO Rostock (1)

PMO Bremerhaven (1)

PMO Bremen (1)

NL & UK

NZ

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

Year 2005

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

Increasing effort to encourage VOS

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

Typical geographical distribution of observations by German VOS

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

DWD-policy for quality assurance

1. Training

  • Training for PMO
  • Training for Observer
  • Regular visits in German ports
  • Support via e-mail if requested

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

DWD-policy for quality assurance

  • 2. Coding assistance
  • to improve observations
  • Notebook on ships 348
  • TurboX on Ship-PC 208
  • 3. Monitoring
  • Processing Surfmar-Blacklist
  • To increase observing activities (e.g. „Begging letters“ )

4. Award - Managementin 2005

to encourage observers

22Master/Chief Mates

honoured with the DWD plaque

92Observers

awarded with a valuable present

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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AWARD-System

Observer

(Radio Operator)

Master

Ship

 Observation

1

1

1

+

 GTS-Transmission

1

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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Aneroid barometer

Manufacturer: Fuess

Typ: 15 PM

accuracy: +/- 0,2-0,3 hPa

Aneroid barograph

Manufacturer: Lambrecht

Typ: 290

accuracy: +/- 0,2-0,3 hPa

Dr. Müller/Fuess

Typ: 78a

accuracy: +/- 0,2-0,3 hPa

Sling

Manufacturer:

Eigenbrodt

accuracy: +/- 0,2 oC

Instruments are provided by DWD

Bucket

Manufacturer:

Th. Friedrichs

accuracy: +/- 0,2 oC

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

AWS

Automated Weather Station

DWD -Typ

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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National Report

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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Cooperation in International Projects

A S A P

Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme

4 national ASAP units ( 20-feet Container ) :

- METEOR (Research Vessel)

- HORNBAY

- ATLANTIC COMPASS

- SL MOTIVATOR

Photo: Vaisala

Since 2003 integrated in EUCOS-Project „E-ASAP“

Responsible Member: DWD, Projectmanager: Rudolf Krockauer

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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VOSClim - Project

11 VOS are presently engaged

Recruiting policy:

- scheduled calls at German ports

- observation quality in the past

- interested observers

  • Problem: „Self recruiting“ VOS

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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Problems - solved and unsolved 2003 2005

Problem: Administration and Support

Problem: Recover of equipment from withdrawn ships

Problem: Lack of GTS obse via Globe Wireless

Problem: Decreasing interest in observations on board

Problem: Expected development of German merchant fleet

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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Questions?

PMO-III Hamburg 2006

DWD/Wd March 06

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