Operational System Implementation on Township-Scale Hazardous Weather Nowcasting of Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Since 2010, IISI has been supporting Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications by completing Phase I “Technological Integration and System Establishment Project for Developing an Hourly Weather Forecast System for Townships” from 2010 to 2011 as well as the Phase II “Technological Integration and System Establishment Project for Improving Real-Time Hazardous Weather Forecasts” from 2012 to 2014. These solutions significantly enhanced process automation and offered weather forecasts and meteorological services. More importantly, local weather forecasting guidelines and sophistication of data provided to meteorological staff has been greatly improved, building a strong foundation for future development. The following describes the tasks carried out in each project phase:

Phase I: From 2010 to 2011, IISI supported Central Weather Bureau in a technological integration and system development project to offer an hourly weather forecasting at the township level. The system provides meteorological analysis field data from real-time reality simulation grid points that can be used as a basis for detailed accurate weather forecasting. The following lists the tasks carried out:

 

Phase II: From 2012 to 2014, IISI supported Central Weather Bureau in strengthening its technological integration and system development for real-time hazardous weather forecasting. IISI continued to provide value-added products such as simulated grid points with a resolution of 2.5 km to provide weather forecasters with more accurate meteorological data at the township level. The following lists the tasks carried out:


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Central Weather Bureau