Australian Aviation Week 2012

The VLab Centre of Excellence in Australia is organising an Event Week on the topic of Aviation. This event is part of the ‘Advanced Forecaster Course’ organised by the Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre (BMTC). The Australian Aviation Week 2012 will consist of twenty online sessions taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of July 2012. All online sessions from the Aviation Week are open to international participants without any costs, but interested participants are asked to register in advance of attending the event.

The table below shows the Australian Aviation Week 2012 sessions, times* and respective links for registration.

Monday 23 July
09:30 EST Welcome, Introduction and System Familiarity – By Duncan Tippins, BOM, AU Play recorded session
11:00 EST High Resolution NWP – By Peter Steinle, BOM, AU Play recorded session
13:30 EST Aviation Competency / Hazards – By Jannie Stander, SAWS, SA Play recorded session
15:30 EST  SATrep Online Weather Discussion Demo – By Lee-Ann Sympson & Jannie Stander, SAWS, SA Play recorded session
Tuesday 24 July
09:30 EST Heat Waves – By John Nairn, BOM, AU Play recorded session
11:00 EST Water Vapour Imagery and Aviation Hazards – By Bodo Zeschke, BOM, AU Play recorded session
13:30 EST Detection and nowcasting of turbulent mountain waves using satellite data – By Bodo Zeschke, BOM, AU Play recorded session
15:30 EST Rapid Scan Observation from Space and its Application – By Yasushi Izumikawa, JMA, JP    **Please download the Animations to use during this session. These animation files were provided by Himawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)’s Rapid Scan Observations. They were performed for the sake of aviation users.
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Wednesday 25 July
09:30 EST Canada’s Project Phoenix – By Patrick McCarthy, EC, CA Play recorded session
11:00 EST Aviation Handover – Takeover – By Michelle Hollister, BOM, AU Play recorded session
13:30 EST Detecting and Nowcasting Aviation Icing – By Bodo Zeschke, BOM, AU Play recorded session
15:30 EST Fog and Low Cloud Detection – By Bodo Zeschke, BOM, AU Play recorded session
Thursday 26 July
09:30 EST Operational Consensus Forecasts (OCF) – By Phil Riley, BOM, AU Play recorded session
11:00 EST Operational Consensus Forecasts (OCF) – By Tim Hume, Play recorded session
13:30 EST The Latest Thinking on Tropical Cyclone Intensity Analysis – By Joe Courtney, BOM, AU Play recorded session
15:30 EST Going Beyond the TC Forecast: Adding Value Through Better Communication – By Joe Courtney, BOM, AU Play recorded session
Friday 27 July
09:30 EST COMET Resources Overview – By Bruce Muller, COMET, USA Play recorded session
11:00 EST Real-time Chart Discussion – By Chris Webster, MetService, NZ Play recorded session
13:30 EST Intersite Coordination – By Duncan Tippins, BOM, AU Recording not available
15:30 EST Action Plans – By Duncan Tippins, BOM, AU Recording not available

* Important note: All times shown in the table above are Local Eastern Standard Time -EST (UTC/GMT + 10 hours).