A Typhoon Early Warning System for China
Thursday, June 16
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Chemonics International, Inc.
1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
The coast of Southern China has seen record-breaking typhoons for four years in a row—Vicente in 2012, Haiyan in 2013, Rammasun in 2014, and Mujigae in 2015. Climate Decision is partnering with Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) to develop an end-to-end system that delivers typhoon early warnings to clients on the China coast. Typhoon Early Warning System (TEWS) will provide location-specific predictions and risk assessments for strong wind, heavy rain, and storm surges resulting from typhoons. TEWS will serve government emergency response agencies, fisheries, agriculture, and large coastal infrastructures such as ports and electric/water utilities. Currently, the key modeling components of this system have been completed and tested for China’s Guangxi Province. These components will be integrated with an information dissemination system that is currently under development.
Join Peter Kokopeli, Chief Information Officer and Data Wrangler for Climate Decision, for a discussion of the early warning system development process, and lessons learned that can inform the development and application of typhoon early warning systems in other areas that are prone to coastal storms.