The Seventh International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones:   Index

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The Seventh International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VII)
La Réunion, France, 15 - 20 November 2010

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Foreword

We are pleased to present here the reports from Topic Chairs, Keynote Speakers, Rapporteurs and other presenters at the Seventh International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VII), together with the workshop program and other information.

The workshop is organised around four main topics, three keynote sessions, and six special focus sessions, along with a presentation and panel discussion on tropical cyclones and climate change. The keynote sessions focus on current issues at the interface of research and operations: (i) surface wind structure and wind-pressure relationships, (ii) probabilistic forecasting, and (iii) precipitation and flood modelling. The four topics are (i) structure and intensity change, (ii) TC formation and extratropical transition, (iii) TCs in intraseasonal to climate time scales, and (iv) disaster risks, mitigation, warning systems and socio-economic impacts.

As in previous IWTCs, the main purpose of the reports is to review and document important progress made since IWTC-VI in both research and transition into operational applications. The reports also make initial recommendations for the IWTC-VII delegates to consider during the workshop.

We are immensely grateful to all contributors for putting their time and energy into these reports. There is a substantial amount of material here, reflecting the continuing rapid growth of knowledge in our field. The contributors have done an excellent job in gathering information with the help of their working groups, and in writing their reports. These reviews will support a productive IWTC-VII, and serve as a valuable reference into the future.

Jeffrey D. Kepert
CAWCR, Australia
Co-director, IWTC-VII
Chris Velden
U. of Wisconsin-CIMSS, U.S.A.
Co-director, IWTC-VII

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