Seminário: The Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities (TOMACS)

Data: 
03/06/2014 - 13:00
Local: 
Auditório 2 do IAG (Rua do Matão, 1226, Cidade Universitária)
 
O seminário "The Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities (TOMACS)" será apresentado pelo Dr. Hiromu Seko (MRI, National Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention) como parte de visita de delegação japonesa ao Departamento de Ciências Atmosféricas, a convite do Prof. Dr. Augusto José Pereira Filho.
 
Resumo:
An unprecedented dense observation campaign and relevant modeling and societal studies have been conducted since April 2010 by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Meteorological Research Institute (MRI), and more than 25 national institutions and universities in Japan that target local high-impact weather (LHIW) in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The objectives of the project, the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities (TOMACS), include the 1) elucidation of the mechanism of LHIW in urban areas (e.g., local torrential rain, flash flood, strong wind, lightening), 2) improvement of nowcasting and forecasting techniques of LHIW, and 3) the implementation of high resolution weather information to end-users through social experiments. TOMACS was endorsed in 2013 as an international research and development project (RDP) of World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) of the the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with the international partners including the Environment Canada (Canada), Bureau of Meteorology (Australia), Sao Paulo University (Brazil), University of Hohenheim (Germany), Pukyong National University (Korea), University Paris-Est (France), National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA) and Colorado State University (USA). In a former half of the presentation, the project of TOMACS/RDP will be briefly explained, and the results of a few studies that were carried out in this project will be presented in the latter half of presentation.