WWRP WORKING GROUP ON TROPICAL METEOROLOGY RESEARCH

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Monsoons constitute one of the focal areas of the WWRP Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR). More specifically, the WGTMR aims to coordinate and advance research to improve our understanding of monsoon precipitation processes (including extreme precipitation), monsoon variability and predictability. The WGTMR also aims to facilitate the research-to-operation transition to improve monsoon prediction from the synoptic to sub-seasonal/seasonal times and serve a variety of sectors, including agriculture, energy and water management. Below is some information about the WGTMR members who coordinate monsoon-related activities of WWRP.

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Zhuo Wang, Co-Chair, WGTMR

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Dr Wang is a Professor of Department of Atmospheric Sciences at University of Illinois, Urbana. Her research interests are primarily in the fields of tropical meteorology and dynamics, including large-scale atmospheric dynamics and tropical cyclone dynamics. Her work focuses on understanding the fundamental dynamics and physics governing atmospheric motions through observational analysis, theoretical and numerical modeling, with the ultimate goal of improving our prediction ability. Read more...

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Yukari N. Takayabu, Co-Chair, WGTMR

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Takayabu received her Ph.D. degree in geophysics from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1993. From 1987 to 2000, she was with the National Institute for Environmental Studies. In 2000, she was with the Center for Climate System Studies at the University of Tokyo, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Since 2006, she has also been serving as a part-time Group Leader at the Institute of Observational Research for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Her current interests include dynamics of tropical atmospheric disturbances coupled with cumulus convection and multiscale interactions from mesoscale convective systems to global-scale climate variations. She is also interested in the characterization of cloud and precipitation systems utilizing various kinds of spaceborne measurements, with recent emphases on analyzing TRMM data. Dr. Takayabu was the recipient of the Society's Award of the Japan Meteorological Society in 1998. Read more...

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Ajit Tyagi, Member, Member, WGTMR

DGM (Retired), India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Dr. Ajit Tyagi is currently a Senior Advisor at Integrated Research and Action for Development, New Delhi. He has served as Koteswaram Chair Professor with Ministry of Earth Sciences (2012-2015), Director General of Meteorology (DGM), India Meteorological Department (IMD)(2008-2012) and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Meteorology), Indian Air Force (2004-2008). He was Permanent Representative of India (2009-2013) with WMO and member of its Executive Council. He as DGM carried out modernization of IIMD and brought significant improvements in weather forecasting and warning of high impact weather events in the country. Under his leadership Agro Advisory Services were extended to 640 districts. He played important role in organizing South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) and developing Global Framework of Climate Services (GFCS). Read more...

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Raizan Rahmat, Member, WGTMR

Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS)

Dr Rahmat's work in CCRS focuses on generating seasonal and sub-seasonal predictions for Singapore and the region and improving their accuracy and usefulness. He is part of the team that works on producing long-term climate projections for Singapore to support its efforts in being resilient to climate change. He also conducts research to better understand the key processes that drive extreme weather and climate locally and, in the region. Read more...