SATREPS Workshop on "Climate and Weather Predictions and its Application to the Southern African Region"

Date & Time: Feb 23, 13:30-17:30
Place : JAMSTEC Tokyo Office (

[Climate modes]

13:30-13:45 Takeshi Izumo: "Influence of Indian Ocean Dipole on El Nino Onset: Historical Analysis and Physical Framework"

13:45-14:00 Ingo Richter: "Evidence for a second mode of equatorial Atlantic variability"

14:00-14:15 Motoki Nagura: "Dynamics of Seychelles Dome simulated by 18 coupled general circulation models"

14:15-14:30 Tomoki Tozuka: "Predictability of Subtropical Dipole Modes in SINTEX-F1 Model"

[South African Weather]

14:30-14:45 Samuel Molekwa: "Cut-off lows over South Africa and its effect on the total rainfall in the eastern Cape Province"

14:45-15:00 Satyaban B. Ratna: "Intraseasonal variability of rainfall over Limpopo, South Africa"

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-15:30 Thando Ndarana: "Breaking waves, ozone depletion and climate change"

15:30-15:45 Nhlonipho Nhlabatsi: "Determination of Evaporation from the Melanic Horizon using a Weighing Lysimeter and Prospect on Prediction of Rift Valley Fever"

15:45-16:00 Akihiro Masuda: "Predictability of Southern African Rainfall in SINTEX-F1 Model"

16:00-16:15 Stephanie Landman: "Application forecasts at short- and medium-range time scales"


16:15-16:30 Obed Phahlane: "Evaluation of Weather Forecast Information Dissemination at Three Selected Towns in Mpumalanga Province"

16:30-16:45 Tshepo Mahuma: "Indoor thermal comfort in 5 urban communities in Johannesburg"

16:45-17:00 Mokhele Moeletsi: "Assessment of maize growing period over the Free State Province of South Africa:Heat units approach"

17:00-17:15 Pascal Oettli: "Reducing Bias in Regional Climate Modelling, a Compulsory Step for Crop Modelling"

17:00-17:15 Keiko Takahashi: Closing Remarks