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Filling the Gaps in Global Data Coverage

Virtual Poster Gallery Theme 3

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 ​3.01
Title
Weather Impact Big Data: Opportunities and challenges
​Corresponding author
Chun-kit Ho

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​​Summary
This poster demonstrates how weather impact big data gathered from various sources are useful in enhancing situational awareness for weather forecasters, analysis of weather impacts and development of impact-based forecasting services.
Affiliation
Hong Kong Observatory
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 ​3.02
Title
High Quality Global Data Management Framework for Climate (HQ-GDMFC) Goal, Components, Structure and Future Projects
​Corresponding author
Christina Lief

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​​Summary 
The High-Quality Global Data Management Framework for Climate improves climate data quality management and provides a Manual, self-assessment data management tools, and a portal catalogue holding assessed datasets, as well as an OpenCDMS providing storage & extraction standardization.
Affiliation
ret. NOAA
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 ​3.03
Title
Strengthening Hydromet and Early Warning Services (EWS) in the Caribbean
​Corresponding author
Curtis Barrett
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​​Summary 
Leveraging rainfall data sources in a grid for all  NMHSs to use for EWS and water management in the Caribbean region 
Affiliation
World Bank
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 ​3.04
Title
USAF data archive to understand the most serious European storms of the past 50 years
​Corresponding author
Anthony Kettle

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​​Summary 
Meteorological station data archived in the USAF data base is used to calculate an area-integrated severity index for prominent storms that have impacted northwest Europe over the past 50 years.


Affiliation
Maynooth University
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 ​3.05
Title
Ameliorating of globally collected climate data to global reference data sets since more than 30 years, the story of the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)
​Corresponding author
Markus Ziese

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​​Summary 
The Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) is a specialized data collection centre for precipitation. The poster gives some insight to the quality control as well as about and causes for temporal and spatial data availability at the GPCC.

Affiliation
Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
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 ​3.06
Title
The Canadian NWP endeavor: building upon openly shared observation data
​Corresponding author
Normand Gagnon

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​​Summary 
Environment and Climate Change Canada CCMEP and S&T
data assimilation groups will provide insights on the current
and future data policy.
Affiliation
Environment and Climate Change Canada
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 ​3.07
Title
Benefits to Public Weather Forecasting from Commercial Nanosatellite Observations
​Corresponding author
Dallas Masters

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​​Summary 
Spire operates the third largest constellation of satellites for Earth observation. Spire now daily produces around 10,000 radio occultation soundings, and recent operational use by ECMWF, the UK MetOffice, and the USAF have shown the positive impact of Spire commercial data.
Affiliation
Spire Global
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 ​3.08
Title

Closing data gaps in polar regions through collaboration with scientists

​Corresponding author
Øystein Godøy

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​​Summary 
In remote regions (e.g. the polar) monitoring is often done by the  scientific community. Much of the data collected are important for  the activities of the WMO community. The data generated can be used for real time forecasting and climate purposes, but data sharing  mechanisms in the scientific community are different from the WMO mechanisms. Key aspects to  understand are related to differences in funding mechanisms, key  performance indicators in reporting and formalism and support for data sharing. Lessons learned from bridging between WMO activities and scientific communities will be presented through efforts of the International Polar Year, and numerous research projects funded by EU and other funding agencies. Key mechanisms to address include  harmonisation or bridging of governance mechanisms, data sharing principles and data sharing frameworks. The mutual benefit of data  sharing is a key aspect to address when collaborating with non WMO communities as all parties need data to make wise decisions.

Affiliation
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
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 ​3.09
Title

Supporting International Weather Radar Data Exchange Through Data Standards and Guidance

​Corresponding author
Mark Curtis

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​​Summary
This poster details efforts by WMO's Joint Expert Team on Operational Weather Radar (JET-OWR) to promote international exchange of weather radar data through the development of data standards and guidance.
Affiliation
BoM
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 ​3.10
Title

How Drones Can Fill Meteorological Data gaps andMinimize Financial Costs

​Corresponding author

Tamer Ali Nada


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​​Summary 
Using modern technology instead of the old expensive technology (by replacing the ordinary Synoptic, Upper Air stations, AMDAR Data and reduce human factor to ensure the continuous flow of data (COVID19) ) will make a Revolution in Meteorological Obs. For example, replacing  Synoptic station Regular Insterments ,radiosonde devices with well   Drones.   Drones can reach 10 km altitude and it can be merged with radio sonde ballonet to reach at least 34 KM on average. It can be Fully Remoted, and can take observations both horizontally and vertically, Surface and Upper Air for all Atmospheric variable . it have a slight cost compared to radiosonde devices, and can be used hundreds of times  Drone pilot Denis Koryakin ("Денис Корякин") recently published a video showing a small drone's trip to an altitude of around 33,000ft. the drone's speed hitting 13 meters per second at one point, and Koryakin explained that temps went down to -50°C (-58°F) when the drone reached an altitude of around 8,000 meters (~26,000ft).   http://youtube.com/watch?v=h7NmRVDOOfQ  In the video description, Koryakin also lists the parts used to construct and control the drone, all of them readily accessible to anyone who wants to replicate it.  The drone weighed around 1kg / 2.3lbs. It can capture images of clouds and other weather phenomena in a circle with a radius of 30 km 

Affiliation
Egyptian Meteorological Authority 

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 ​3.11
Title
HYDROWEB-NG: an innovative webSIG for the hydrology community
​Corresponding author
GOUILLON Flavien

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​​Summary

Monitoring of Essential Water Variables requires a wide variety of hydrological data.

This data is distributed via numerous portals. Hydroweb-NG aims to facilitate access and analysis to hydrology data. It will also be the unique point of entry for SWOT HR data.


Affiliation
CNES
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 ​3.12
Title
The International Climate Assessment & Dataset (ICA&D)
​Corresponding author
Gé Verver

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​​Summary
ICA&D (ecad.eu/icad.php) is a system used by WMO regional climate centers (RCCs) to provide information services on historical weather & climate, based on daily observations. The slides show contents, capabilities, and future developments of ICA&D.
Affiliation
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
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 ​3.13
Title
Quality Assessment on Global Exchange Data from China
​Corresponding author
Liu Na

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​​Summary 
Spatial, temporal and vertical coverage gaps are evaluated based on WDQMS/CMA. Compared to Oscar and GBON, about 4300 stations are not available and most data is 3-4 hourly. For vertical coverage, there are less than 200 layers for most countries.
Affiliation
National Meteorological Information Center, CMA
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 ​3.14
Title

AniBOS: COLLECTING AND FREELY EXCHANGING OCEANOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS FROM THE GLOBE’S MOST INACCESSIBLE SEAS

​Corresponding author
Bill Woodward

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​​Summary
This poster describes a multi-national global network of marine animals with attached oceanographic sensors called AniBOS, which will help fill the gaps in global data coverage by traveling into ocean regions that are difficult for traditional sampling platforms to penetrate, and will freely exchange in real-time via the WMO GTS and in delayed mode the ocean profile data that is collected

Affiliation
U.S. Animal Telemetry Network (ATN)/AniBOS Community; NOAA

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 ​3.15
Title

Increasing Availability of Hydrometeorological Data- A critical issue in establishing End-to-End Early Warning Systems 

​Corresponding author
Curtis Barrett

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​​Summary 
Lack of adequate  Hydrometeorological Data is the weak link  in operational End-to-End Early Warning Systems
Affiliation
USAID/BHA
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 ​3.16
Title

Monitoring groundwater storage change from space with the Global Gravity-based Groundwater Product (G3P) 

​Corresponding author
Andreas Güntner

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​​Summary 
Due to its fundamental role, groundwater has been declared an Essential Climate Variable by GCOS. The Global Gravity-based Groundwater Product (G3P) combines GRACE/-FO satellite gravimetry and the European Union’s Copernicus Services to assess groundwater resources on a global scale.

Affiliation
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

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 ​3.17
Title
Consistent monitoring of global water cycle and resources
variability across scales: Where do we stand?
​Corresponding author
Stephan Dietrich

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​​Summary 
By assessing the capability of available ground and Earth observations of water cycle ECVs, we show recent values for global water cycle and resources observations. We discuss gaps in existing observation systems and formulate guidelines for future observation strategies. 

Affiliation
International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, German Federal Institute of Hydrology

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 ​3.18
Title
Arctic Hydrological Cycle Observing System (Arctic-HYCOS)
Collecting and sharing hydro data, metadata, and standards
​Corresponding author
Jeffrey Karn

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​​Summary 
The Arctic Hydrological Cycle Observing System (Arctic-HYCOS) collects and shares hydrological data (427 stations) and information for the Arctic basin and land areas of contributing streamflow, allowing researchers to 1) evaluate freshwater flux to the Arctic Ocean, 2) monitor changes and enhance understanding of the Arctic hydrological regime, and 3) estimate ungauged flows and develop models for hydrological prediction. Arctic-HYCOS is a component of the World Meteorological Organization’s World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) and WMO Hydrological Observing System (WHOS).     The main objective - to establish station lists and metadata from existing hydrological networks to represent the Arctic basin - has been achieved. Historical and real-time discharge data for stations in the network are publicly available via the map on the Arctic-HYCOS HydroHub website. The website also includes recommended international procedures for hydrological data in northern environments, including under-ice discharge, water temperature, and ice duration and thickness.     Arctic-HYCOS supports science and service. Examples include: Assessment of Trends in Freshwater Flow to the Arctic Ocean (Durocher et al, 2019); a pan-arctic application of the Hydrological Predictions for the Environment model (Arctic-HYPE), developed by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute - running 10-day hydrological forecasts and supports estimates of discharge in ungauged areas based on Arctic-HYCOS data. The Arctic-HYCOS project steering committee has also engaged with the Arctic Council and participated in the Earth System Modelling Workshop (Iceland, 2019), as part of opportunities to promote an integrated Earth System approach.  

Affiliation
Environment and Climate Change Canada

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 ​3.19
Title
Opening Access to Marine Meteorological Data Collected at R/V R. Margalef.
​Corresponding author
Elena Tel

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​​Summary 
R/V Ramon Margalef was built in 2012 for oceanographic research purposes. It mainly operates around Iberian Peninsula waters. Since the beginning of its activity, an automatic weather station has been continuously working, 1-minute sampling marine meteorological data at open sea but also at port. These data are daily available at a dedicated FTP for operational purposes. All data are directly sent to the Spanish Institute of Oceanogrphy (IEO) Data Center / National Oceanographic Data Center for delayed mode quality control and long-term archive. In the last times, a semi-automatic quality control/quality assessment has been performed on them, and data are formatted in standard format, while a quality flag has been added to each single measurement. Detailed metadata have been created in the framework of seadatanet and INSPIRE compliants. This facilitate their reusing for different purposes, from climatology or academical studies to industrial sector needs, between others. From all these efforts, the IEO makes freely available almost 7 years (2013-2019) of continuously sampled data at EMODNET Data Ingestion portal and at the Pan-european Marine Data Portal seadatanet.org. From this portal, data can be downloaded at 3 different formats, trying to give response to different needs. As the vessel is working nowadays, continuous updates and new data will be added in future times.   
Affiliation
Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)
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 ​3.20
Title
The HYPEweb global climate and water service
​Corresponding author
Christiana Photiadou

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​​Summary 
Access to transparent and quality assured global open data is not only a constraint for scientists, but also for practical applications of new scientific knowledge and downstream service uptake. Large-scale catchment-based hydrological models have emerged in recent years as tools e.g. for early warning, climate change impact assessments, and prediction of water fluxes into ocean basins. Here, we demonstrate the HYPEweb hydro-climatic service (http://hypeweb.smhi.se/), which bridges the gap between science and practice, and between scientific disciplines. The service provides information of past, present and future hydro-climatic predictions and projections which are further used to support adaptation and mitigation strategies. The design and content of the service is based on experience gained in various R&D projects developing web-based static and operational services, with numerous user interactions over the years.  The target audience is either so called knowledge purveyors (working with e.g. flood risk or climate change adaptation on behalf of authorities) or related research institutes (e.g. oceanographic or marine centers) or commercial companies (e.g. hydropower industry).  Here, we showcase a number of practical applications of real-world use cases on how new global scientific data have been useful in decision-making, especially in areas with sparse data coverage. We take a look behind the scenes of the service, with a large production chain from global observations, hydrological modelling, bias adjustment and indicator production. We further examine challenges and limitations in the implementation of such efforts for transparency, integrity and access to hydro-climatic data, metadata and procedures and tools.  
Affiliation
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
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