Regional Focus Group Discussion Recordings

Recordings of Australian VLab Centre of Excellence Regional Focus Group (RFG) meetings are given below. Locations with limited Internet speed may wish to download the file before playing it (right mouse click on the link, then "Save Target As"). 

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Content of the Regional Focus Group meetings

 

The next Australian VLab Centre of Excellence Regional Focus Group meeting will be held during mid-late August 2017

Topics of discussion will be:

  • The parallax error in Himawari-8 data: A Singapore Case Study, a New Zealand example and the potential effect on other locations.
  • Mountain waves and associated turbulence over south-eastern Australia 10 August 2017, including input by an operational forecaster and the assessment of the performance of the high resolution ACCESS-C NWP model.

The Webinar web conferencing software will be used and you can attend the session by using the link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/658659526685539841

Please download the following animations prior to the session

Animation 1 (16Mb)

Animation 2 (8Mb)

18th July 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topic of discussion included:

Forecasting Size Changes in Tropical Cyclones (Joe Courtney, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre) 52 minute duration (49Mb .wmv flie)   (95Mb .mp4 file)

Presentation (.pdf file) (5Mb)

13th June 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • A brief summary of the remote sessions of the WMO Course for Trainers for RAII and RAV (Bodo Zeschke BMTC with comments from Luciane Veeck WMO-CGMS VLab) 3 minute duration (3Mb .wmv flie)   (5Mb .mp4 file)   
  • Weather and Forecast Discussion (Bodo Zeschke BMTC) 29 minutes duration (32Mb .wmv file)  (71Mb .mp4 file)
  • Two case studies including the examination of the high resolution ACCESS APS-2 model for an East Coast Low and convection over the Singapore area  (Bodo Zeschke BMTC) 17 minutes duration (23Mb .wmv file)  (43Mb .mp4 file)

Please download the following animations prior to the session:

Animation 1 (24Mb)

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18th May 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • Rapidly Developing Thunderstorm Detection using various Satellite Products (Dr Hye Sook Park, Korea Meteorological Administration) 24 minutes duration (56Mb .wmv file)   (86Mb .mp4 file)   
  • Impact of 10 minute Himawari-8 imagery on Nowcasting at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (Bodo Zeschke BMTC) 20 minutes duration (25Mb .wmv file)  (43Mb .mp4 file)

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Animation 1 (7Mb)

Animation 2 (114Mb)

Animation 3 (11Mb)

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18th April 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

 Topics of discussion include:

  • Improvement in the detection of snow covered areas using Natural Colour RGB images (Mr Yun Bok Lee, Researcher, Satellite Analysis Division, National Meteorological Satellite Centre, Korea Meteorological Administration) 13 minutes duration (12Mb .wmv file)   (25Mb .mp4 file)   
  • Tropical Cyclone Debbie at landfall time; comparing various Himawari-8 satellite products and associated observations and NWP products  (Bodo Zeschke BMTC) 32 minutes duration (61Mb .wmv file)   (102Mb .mp4 file)   

Please download the following animation prior to the session:

Animation 1 (31Mb)

21st March 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • A short introduction of the SHyMet Satellite Foundation Training website - a useful resource for training in the effective use of the new Geostationary (Himawari-8 / GOES-16) satellite data (Bodo Zeschke BMTC) 4 minutes duration (4Mb .wmv file)   (8Mb .mp4 file)   
  • Related case studies pertaining to smoke and fire detection using the new Himawari-8 SWIR channel and associated products (Mr Bodo Zeschke, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre)  20 minute duration (21Mb .wmv file)   (45Mb .mp4 file)   
  • Related case studies optimising the new Himawari-8 satellite data for detection and monitoring of convection (Mr Bodo Zeschke, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre)  24 minute duration (37Mb .wmv file)   (68Mb .mp4 file)   

PowerPoint presentation (24Mb)

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Animation 3 (24Mb)

Animation 4 (40Mb)

Animation 5 (17Mb)

Animation 6 (17Mb)

 28th February 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topic of discussion included:

24th January 2017 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • Conceptual Model of the Northerly Cold Surge across the South China Sea and Maritime Continent (Asteria Satyaning Handayani, Researcher, Research and Development Centre BMKG Indonesia) 18 minutes duration (17Mb .wmv file)   (29Mb .mp4 file)   

Animation 1a (7Mb)

  • A "bouquet" of short case studies to start the year 2017: Case Study 1, a tropical Mesoscale Convective Vortex (Mr Bodo Zeschke, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre)  17 minute duration (35Mb .wmv file)   (47Mb .mp4 file)   
  • A "bouquet" of short case studies to start the year 2017: Case Study 2, Cloud Streets over the Great Australian Bight (Mr Bodo Zeschke, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre)  15 minute duration (47Mb .wmv file)   (48Mb .mp4 file)   

Please download the following animations prior to the session;

Animation 1 (53Mb)

Animation 2 (20Mb)

Animation 3 (23Mb)

Animation 4 (14Mb)

Animation 5 (12Mb)

13th December 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • Activities of the Korea Regional Training Centre and VLab Centre of Excellence (Dr Hye-Sook Park, Korea Meteorological Administration) 26 minutes duration (25Mb .wmv file)   (47Mb .mp4 file)   
  • Trial of a short "end to end" case study as preferred by forecasters, incorporating training in the effective use of Himawari-8 data (Mr Bodo Zeschke, Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre)  32 minute duration (53Mb .wmv file)   (94Mb .mp4 file)   

Please download the following animations prior to the session;

Animation 1 (14Mb)

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8th November 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • Some highlights from the 7th Asia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference 18 minutes duration (25Mb .wmv file)   (46Mb .mp4 file)          (note - errata on slides 5-7 "New Satellite Developments". GEOCOMPSAT-2A corrected to GEO-KOMPSAT-2A)
  • Ingredients Based Convective Forecasting (Dean Sgarbossa) 13 minute duration (45Mb .mp4 file)          (note - there were issues with the data visualisation software on the day, so Dean has kindly permitted the posting of the BNOC Extreme Weather Desk Chart Discussion from the 8th November 2016)

Please download the following animations prior to the session;

Animation 1 (32Mb)

Animation 2 (56Mb)

Animation 3 (49Mb)

Animation 4 (69Mb)

Animation 5 (112Mb)

Recipes for the new RGB products (4Mb)

Useful web links from AOMSUC-7 (5Mb)

11th October 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

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Animation 1 (37Mb)

Animation 2 (6Mb)

Animation 3 (26Mb)

Animation 4 (32Mb)

Animation 5 (104Mb)

6 September 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion include:

  • A Weather and Forecast Discussion incorporating audience interaction methods outlined during my CALMET 2016 presentations 32 minutes duration (40Mb .wmv file)   (87Mb .mp4 file)
  • Introducing the Cloud Phase RGB product 22 minutes duration (37Mb .wmv file)   (62Mb .mp4 file) (application to Aviation Icing)

Please download the following animation prior to the session:

Animation 1 (39Mb)

2 August 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion:

  • Weather and Forecast Discussion  (Bodo Zeschke) 20 minutes duration (23Mb .wmv file)   (52Mb .mp4 file)
  • Dust detection methods using various satellite products and their limitations (Dr. Hye Sook Park, Korea Meteorological Administration) 31 minutes duration (45Mb .wmv file)   (80Mb .mp4 file)

7 July 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Topics of discussion: Presented by Mr Bodo Zeschke

  • Introduction, stakeholder feedback to the survey "Topics for discussion at future RFG meetings"   17 minutes duration (16Mb .wmv file)   (34Mb .mp4 file)
  • The GEOCAT GOES-R fog/low cloud algorithm. Latest work at the Bureau in adapting the product to RAV with a tropical and midlatitude example 31 minutes duration (49Mb .wmv file)   (98Mb .mp4 file)
  • Summary and Conclusion 2 minutes duration (2Mb .wmv file(4Mb .mp4 file)

Please download the following resources prior to the session. Note that there are four animations embedded within the PowerPoint slide. For some computers the animations do not all work. In that case please examine the .wmv and .mp4 files

Animation 1a (GEOCAT products compared to the Night Microphysics RGB product)

Animation 1b (GEOCAT products compared to the Himawari-8 infrared / visible imagery)

7 June 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Session 1: Weather and Forecast Discussion, including a number of case studies using Himawari-8 data (Mr Bodo Zeschke)

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Animation 1 (41Mb)

Animation 2 (13Mb)

Animation 3 (5Mb)

Animation 4 (25Mb)

Session 2: Contribution by BMKG Indonesia (Ms Firsta Zukhrufiana Setiawati; Wandayantolis; Nuredeka Hidayanto)

  • Climatological Study of Singkawang Flash Flood May 21-22 2016  31 minutes duration (29Mb .wmv file)   (57Mb .mp4 file)
  • Future topics at the Australian VLab Centre of Excellence  Regional Focus Group meetings (Mr. Bodo Zeschke) 6 minutes duration (8Mb .wmv file)   (14Mb .mp4 file)

10 May 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Weather and Forecast Discussion including a tropical and a midlatitude case study

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Animation 1 (36Mb)

Animation 2 (16Mb)

14 April 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting


Additional resource:
GEOCAT GOES-R fog/low Basis Document Version 1.0 (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR)

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Animation 1 (10Mb)

Animation 2 (9Mb)

Animation 3 (31Mb)

Animation 4 (17Mb)

Activity 1 (1Mb)

Activity 2 (1Mb)

Activity 3 (1Mb)

Presentation (47Mb)

17 March 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

59 minute duration (58Mb .wmv file)   (81Mb .mp4 file)

25 February 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Weather and Forecast Discussion with emphasis on Himawari-8 data (Mr Bodo Zeschke)

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Animation 1 (6Mb)

Animation 2 (14Mb)

21 January 2016 Regional Focus Group meeting

Some highlights of the EUMETSAT-CHMI Course on the use of Rapid Scan data for monitoring and nowcasting of High Impact Weather. Resources adapted to Himawari-8 data.

  • Introduction, different speeds of rapid scan, satellite image products. Working through exercises 1-3 26 minutes duration (59Mb .wmv file)   (75Mb .mp4 file)
  • Types of stormtop features and associated severe weather. Working through exercises 4 and 5 24 minutes duration (54Mb .wmv file)   (79Mb .mp4 file)
  • Overshooting Top detection / Convection Initiation algorithm resources. Summary.  4 minutes duration (4Mb .wmv file)   (8Mb .mp4 file)

Please download the following animations prior to the session:

Animation 1 (11Mb)

Animation 2 (14Mb)

Animation 3 (15Mb)

Animation 4 (14Mb)

Animation 5 (12Mb)

15 December 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting

  • A brief highlight of the past year of Australian VLab Centre of Excellence Regional Focus Group meetings 7 minutes duration (34Mb .wmv file)   (38Mb .mp4 file)
  • Tuning the Night Microphysics RGB product 22 minutes duration (39Mb .wmv file)   (66Mb .mp4 file)
  • Collaboration with the Principal Sponsoring Satellite Operator - shadow effects in the Dust RGB product 6 minutes duration (7Mb .wmv file)   (15Mb .mp4 file)
  • Utilising additional Himawari-8 channels - the new "Cloud Phase RGB product" 7 minutes duration (13Mb .wmv file)   (21Mb .mp4 file)

Please download the following animations prior to the session:

References (2Mb)

Animation 1 (30Mb)

 26 November 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting

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Animation 1 (39Mb)

Animation 2 (6Mb)

6th October 2015 (210 MB, .wmv file)

6th October 2015 (234 MB, .mp4 file)

Animation 1 (40Mb) (Sumatra fires)

Animation 2 (40Mb) (New Zealand mountain waves)

Animation 3 (6Mb) (Severe Storms New South Wales)

Animation 4 (6Mb) (Broome fog/low cloud)
6 October 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • A brief review over the past two years of Regional Focus Group meetings at the Australian VLab Centre of Excellence
  • Applying Himawari-8 data and data products to recent weather events. Incorporating the feedback from BOM and EUMETSAT staff.

 

1st September 2015 (100 MB, .wmv file)

1st September 2015 (192 MB, .mp4 file)

Animation 1 (Timor Sea Solitary Wave Cloudlines)

1 September 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • A brief review of Science Week 2015 (Bodo Zeschke)
  • A recent Himawari-8 rapid scan and RGB product case study, incorporating feedback from BOM and EUMETSAT (Bodo Zeschke)

13th August 2015 (60 MB, .wmv file)

Animation 1 (Day Convection RGB)

13th August 2015 (117 MB, .mp4 file)

Animation 2 (Volcanic Ash RGB)

13 August 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Weather and Forecast Discussion, incorporating Himawari-8 data (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Himawari-8 Utilisation for Volcanic Ash Monitoring (Ms. Asri Susilawati, BMKG)

7th July 2015 (89 MB, .mp4 file)

7 July 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Weather and Forecast Discussion (Bodo Zeschke)

2nd June 2015 (71 MB, .wmv file)

2nd June 2015 (148 MB, .mp4 file)
2 June 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Introducing the National Himawari-8 Training Campaign - Part 2 (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Weather and Forecast Discussion (Bodo Zeschke)

5th May 2015 (58 MB, .wmv file)

5th May 2015 (99 MB, .mp4 file)

Animations as shown during the second presentation (9 MB)
5 May 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Brief Introduction (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Diagnosing an Illawarra Sea Mist using RGB products (Mr Simon Louis, BOM/NSW)
  • Monitoring the onset of dry season at NTB (West Nusa Tenggara) (Mr Adi Ripaldi, Kediri Climatological Station BMKG)

7th April 2015 (56 MB, .wmv file)

7th April 2015 (105 MB, .mp4 file)
7 April 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • A brief update of the National Himawari-8 Training Campaign (Bodo Zeschke)
  • The impact of a High Resolution Convection Allowing NWP on the forecasters ability to perform their job - insights from the Sydney 2014 Forecasting Demonstration Project (Ms  Aurora Bell - Weather and Forecasting Branch, BOM)

3rd March 2015 (61 MB, .wmv file)

3rd March 2015 (113 MB, .mp4 file)

3 March 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Fair Weather Waterspout Forecasting - Part 2 (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Forecasting Tropical Cyclone Intensity (Mr.Joe Courtney, BMTC/Perth)

3rd February 2015 (59 MB)

3 February 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • National Himawari-8 Training Campaign Launch (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Remote Effects of Tropical Cyclone to Rainfall in Jakarta area and Surroundings (Ms Ummul Choir Ohoimas, BMKG)
  • Fair Weather Waterspout Forecasting - Part 1 (Bodo Zeschke)

16th January 2015 (105 MB)

A brief discussion of the first Himawari-8 satellite image (25 MB)

16 January 2015 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Regional Focus Group Questionnaire summary discussion (Bodo Zeschke)
  • The first image from Himawari-8 (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Climate and Weather Discussion (Bodo Zeschke)

2nd December 2014 (100 MB)

 Island Convection Exercises 1, 2, 3 to be discussed at the meeting (40 MB)

2 December 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • National Himawari Training Campaign update (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Introducing the Conceptual Models for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology Project (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Island Convection (Bodo Zeschke)

11th November 2014 (64 MB)

 Ranking topics of discussion for future Regional Focus Group meetings

11 November 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Recent developments in Satellite Meteorology training at the Australian VLab Centre of Excellence (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Climate and Weather Discussion (Bodo Zeschke)

7th October 2014 (63 MB)

Rapid Scan Animation to be discussed at the meeting (16MB).
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7 October 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Brief overview of the National Himawari Training Campaign (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Forecasting Challenges: Small (Midget) Tropical Cyclones (Joe Courtney, Tropical Cyclone Competency Trainer, WARO)
  • Numerical Weather Prediction and Satellite use in Tropical Cyclone Forecasting - An Update (Mr Joe Courtney)


2nd September 2014 (50 MB)

JMA presentation pdf file (5MB)

2 September 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • One year of Regional Focus Group meetings (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Introduction of the HimawariCast service (Mr Yukihiro Kumagai JMA)
  • Climate and Weather Discussion (Bodo Zeschke)
5th August 2014 at 02UTC
(51 MB)
5 August 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Brief summary of Science Week (Bodo Zeschke)
  • The upcoming Advanced Satellite Meteorology classroom / online training course (Bodo Zeschke)
  • CALMET Online (Ms Roro Purwanti BMKG)
1st July 2014 at 02UTC
(47 MB)
1 July 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Latest developments pertaining to Himawari 8/9 relevant to RAV and RAII forecasters. Review of the visit of Mr. T Kurino ot the Bureau of Meteorology (Bodo Zeschke)
  • Upcoming online training pertaining to the effective use of Himawari 8/9 data, as offered by the Australian VLab Centre of Excellence (Bodo Zeschke)
3rd June 2014 at 02UTC
(68 MB)
3 June 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Online Group Project#1 - a milestone in BMKG E-Learning Project (Dr Hendar Gunawan, Ms Roro Purwanti, Ms Ana Setiowati)
  • Broadscale analysis of current RAV and RAII Weather (Bodo Zeschke and BMTC Grad Dip Met students)
  • Real time Weather and Forecast Discussion (Mr Chris Webster, Met Service New Zealand)
6th May 2014 at 02UTC
(47 MB)
4 May 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Introducing the joint classroom/remote Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Reviewing the forecasts from the last Regional Focus Group meeting (Tropical Storm Peipah (Domeng) and Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita)
  • Water Spout - a Fabulous Twister around the Maritime Continent, Ms Ida Pramuwardani (BMKG)
  • Brief introduction to the Forecast Simulator - preparing for Himawari 8
1st April 2014 at 02UTC
(70 MB)
1 April 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Review of topics for future Regional Focus Group meetings
  • Weather and Forecast Discussion
  • Cyclone Gillian - Once in a Blue Moon for Indonesia, Ms Mia Khusnul Khotimah (BMKG)
4th March 2014 at 02UTC
(220 MB)
4 March 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Summary of feedback from Australian and Indonesian Forecasters about the use of MTSAT-1R rapid scan data
  • How busy Forecasters may use this data effectively
  • Introducing the "Certificate of Participation" for RFG presenters
4th February 2014 at 02UTC
(71 MB)
4 February 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Equivalent Potential Temperature analysis across a South China Sea Surge, 22 January 2014
  • The Mid-Latitude experiance, Mr. Wim Van Dijk (Met Service New Zealand)
  • Climatological study of Manado Flood, 15 January 2014, Ms Febriany Rey (BMKG)
17th January 2014 at 02UTC
(120 MB)
17 January 2014 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • MTSAT-1R rapid scan data of the HIWC analysed, with case studies
  • Adapting the rapid scan data to the Eumetsat Forecast Simulator
  • Jakarta heavy rain and flooding event, 11-12 January 2014, Ms Maria Budiarti (BMKG)
3rd December 2013 at 02UTC
(111 MB)
3 December 2013 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Latest updates regarding the HICE MTSAT-1R rapid scan data
  • Brief review of Typhoon Haian
  • Review of the early Australian Monsoon onset and Tropical Cyclone Alessia
  • Monitoring ash cloud from Mount Sinabung and Mount Merapi, Mr Andersen Panjaitan (BMKG)
6th November 2013 at 02UTC
(225 MB)
6 November 2013 Regional Focus Group meeting
  • Latest updates regarding satellite meteorology relevant for RAV
  • Updates to the Melbourne VLab CoE web page
  • Web resources for Regional Focus Group meetings
  • Rapid Scan experiment, 1 October 2013 example.
  • Weather and Forecast Discussion