The World Meteorological Organization Fourth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Landfall Processes (IWTCLP-IV): a summary

Robert F. Rogers*, Kevin Cheung, Russell L. Elsberry, Nadao Kohno, Marie-Dominique Leroux, Peter Otto

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    The Fourth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Landfall Processes (IWTCLP-4) was held in Macao, China from 5-7 December 2017. The workshop was organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Expert Team on Tropical Cyclone Landfall Processes in partnership with the WMO Tropical Cyclone Program. The workshop provided a forum for discussion between researchers and forecasters on the current status of tropical cyclone landfall processes and on priorities and opportunities for research. More than 60 leading research scientists and warning specialists working on topics related to tropical cyclone landfall examined current knowledge, forecasting and research trends from an integrated global perspective. The workshop offered a number of recommendations for future forecasting studies and research with special regard to the varying needs of different tropical cyclone affected regions. The recommendations emanating from the workshop will be presented at the upcoming Ninth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-9) (Hawaii, USA, 3-7 December 2018).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-84
    Number of pages8
    JournalTropical cyclone research and review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018


    • tropical cyclone landfall
    • forecasting and research
    • World Meteorological Organization Workshop
    • recommendations

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