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PUBLICATIONID : 16403
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : The societal, social, and economic impacts of the World Weather Research Programme Sydney 2000 Forecast Demonstration Project (WWRP S2000FDP)
ORIG_TITLE : The societal, social, and economic impacts of the World Weather Research Programme Sydney 2000 Forecast Demonstration Project (WWRP S2000FDP)
AUTHOR : Anderson-Berry, L, T Keenan, J Bally, R Pielke, R Leigh and D King
FIRST_AUTHOR : Anderson-Berry, L, T Keenan, J Bally, R Pielke, R Leigh and D King
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Bur Meteorol, Weather & Ocean Serv Policy Branch, Melbourne, Vic 3001, Australia; James Cook Univ N Queensland, Ctr Disaster Studies, Cairns, Qld, Australia; Bur Meteorol, Res Ctr, Melbourne, Vic, Australia; Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 USA; Macquarie Univ, N Ryde, NSW, Australia
PUBLISHER : AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 3
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Weather Forecast.
BEGINPAGE : 168
ENDPAGE : 178
VOLUME : 19
ISSUE : 1
PUBLISH_DATE : FEB
YEAR : 2004
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2004.01.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000188707100012
CITATION : 11
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2016-07-29 08:43:18
ISSN : 0882-8156
IDS : 770DC
DOI : 10.1175/1520-0434(2004)019<0168:TSSAEI>2.0.CO;2
ABSTRACT : The Sydney 2000 (S2000) Forecast Demonstration Project (FDP) was initiated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) to enable the world meteorological community to cooperatively demonstrate advanced technologies and methods for accurate and specific short-term weather forecasting (nowcasting). FDP output was developed in support of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and trialed throughout and beyond the Olympic period. As is the case with all WWRP projects, the WWRP S2000 FDP included an assessment of the social, societal, and economic impacts of the project's forecasts. The Impacts Study considered how Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecasters employed the enhanced FDP information to produce more "useful'' nowcasts, and how selected end users accessed, utilized, and acted upon these enhanced forecasts. End users included the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) and a small selection of other BoM clients. With few storms or severe weather events during the 2.5-month trial period the opportunity to fully evaluate the impact of the FDP technologies was limited. Nevertheless, positive social, societal, and economic impacts were clearly indicated and additional potential benefits were identified by users. This paper details the WWRP S2000 FDP environment, discusses the processes and outcomes of the WWRP FDP Impacts Study, and outlines the benefits and implications of this type of research to both the producers and users of weather forecast products.
AREA : Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : linda.anderson-berry@bom.gov.au
PUBLICATION : WEATHER AND FORECASTING
PLACE : BOSTON
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 16403
PAGES : 168-178
APPROVED : yes
SERIES_VOLUME_NUMERIC : 1
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Anderson-Berry, L (reprint author), Bur Meteorol, Weather & Ocean Serv Policy Branch, GPO Box 1289K, Melbourne, Vic 3001, Australia, Australia
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Anderson-Berry, L; Keenan, T; Bally, J; Pielke, R; Leigh, R; King, D
REFERENCES_NUM : 10
PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : 45 BEACON ST, BOSTON, MA 02108-3693 USA
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