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WCSSP Southeast Asia research opportunities

Calls for research grant applications are now closed.

There are currently no research grant opportunities open under the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership programme Southeast Asia. More information on calls is available via the Met Office tenders portal.

CLOSED CALLS

Vertical Structure of weather over Southeast Asia

Call closed on 29 March 2018

Submissions were sought on ‘Vertical Structure of weather over Southeast Asia’.

The weather of Southeast Asia is dominated by convective activity which is strongly influenced by both local and large scale processes. The vertical structure of the atmosphere in the region has had little previous attention and there has been no systematic evaluation of model processes in the vertical, particularly with reference to their thermodynamic profiles and relevance to convection initiation. An accurate representation of the vertical structure of the atmosphere and its horizontal variability is likely to be key for models to accurately predict high impact weather in the region.

The project will work on the nature of weather events in the region with a key focus on vertical processes and structures as captured in global and convection permitting models. The overall aim is to identify model processes that play a key role in weather representation and work towards improving these in both parameterised and convection permitting models.

Tropical error covariances for data assimilation

Call closed on 11 December

Submissions were sought on ‘Tropical Error Covariances for Data Assimilation’. 

This project will focus on data assimilation in the tropics with an overall aim to improve weather forecasting over Southeast Asia. This project will investigate the dynamic, flow-dependent relationships implicit within convective-scale tropical error structures and their interactions with larger scales (e.g. Tropical Cyclones, Cold surges, etc).

Tropical Science and Forecasting Training

Call closed on 22 September

Submissions are sought to deliver tropical science and forecasting training and training material to advance the understanding of tropical meteorology for both research scientists and forecasters in the UK and partner institutes in Southeast Asia.

Indicative timetable for current opportunity.

Activity Start date End date
Advertise call 14/08/17 22/09/17
Evaluation period 23/09/17 31/10/17
Award and feedback 01/11/17  
Projects commence 01/12/17 30/11/19

Duration of research grant funding: 2 years

For more information, visit our tenders portal.

The role of tropical waves on the weather of Southeast Asia

Call closed on 15 August.

UK researchers were asked to submit applications on the following research topic:

The role of tropical waves on the weather of Southeast Asia.
The research opportunity will look at the role of tropical waves on the weather of Southeast Asia, evaluating multiple large scale wave phenomena in both observations as well as global and regional scale models. This activity is intended to look at the influence that tropical waves have on weather patterns in the region, investigating if this is represented correctly in models and putting forward tested hypotheses on how to improve prediction.

Indicative timetable for opportunity

Activity Start date End date
Advertise call 04/07/17 15/08/17
Evaluation period 01/09/17 30/09/17
Award and feedback 30/09/17  
Projects commence 01/11/17 31/10/19

Duration of research grant funding: 2 years

For more information, visit our tenders portal.

Tropical Cyclone predictions in Southeast Asia using numerical weather prediction

Call closed on 18 November.

UK researchers were asked to submit applications on the following research topic:

Tropical Cyclone predictions in Southeast Asia using numerical weather prediction.
This project will look at both global and convective scale NWP, using the Unified Model (UM) over Southeast Asia to improve understanding of how such models represent Tropical Cyclones (TCs) in the Western North Pacific (WNP) and the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Indicative timetable for opportunity

Activity Start date End date
Advertise call 24/10/16 18/11/16
Evaluation period 21/11/16 02/12/16
Award and feedback 05/12/16  
Projects commence 01/02/17 31/01/17

Duration of research grant funding: 2 years

For more information, visit our tenders portal.

 

 

Applying for research grant opportunities

To respond to research grant opportunities please visit the Met Office tenders portal . You will find more information on how to use the Met Office Tenders system on the Tenders guidance page.

 

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