Dr. P.W. Chan: Aircraft reconnaissance by the HKO at the northern part of the South China Sea


Title: Aircraft reconnaissance by the HKO at the northern part of the South China Sea

Lecturer: Dr. Pak Wai Chan (Hong Kong Observatory)

Time: Thursday  July 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Venue: Lecture Hall C501, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Xianlin Campus

Abstract: The Hong Kong Observatory has been cooperating with Government Flying Service to conduct reconnaissance flight into tropical cyclones over the northern part of the South China Sea. The talk would cover the history of the flights and samples of the data collected. In particular, the dropsonde flights provide useful information about the evolution of the tropical cyclones. Future developments would also be discussed.

Brief introduction to the speaker: Dr. P.W. Chan is the Director of the Hong Kong Observatory. He obtained PhD degree from City University of Hong Kong in 2023 with the study on wind engineering and low level wind shear for aviation applications.  Dr. Chan had been working at the Hong Kong International Airport for over 20 years, with research and operational efforts in airport meteorological instrumentation, low level windshear and turbulence alerting, and high resolution numerical weather prediction.  He is a visiting professor of a number of universities in mainland China and an adjunct associate professor of the University of Hong Kong.  He is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and a Chartered Meteorologist.  He has published more than 350 papers in SCIE journals, with a significant portion of the papers focusing on the applications at the airport.  He is a vice chair of a steering group on meteorological measurements at the World Meteorological Organization and the chair of meteorology subgroup in Asia Pacific region of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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