Topic Name Description
Introduction to the Workshop - basic ingredients and case studies Folder Case Study 1 - Hurricane Katrina
Folder Case Study 2 - European Heatwave 2003
File Weather Warnings - Introduction

Why do we need warnings? What are the basic ingredients of warnings? What are the different types of warnings? Warnings as part of the disaster risk reduction (DRR) cycle; The importance of interactions and understanding of the users, their volurnabilities, the information needed for desicion making, the lead time needed, the importance of building trust/credebility ; Case studies - Hurricane Katrina, European HeatWave 2003

URL Effective Warnings

The literature on forecasting and early warning systems is extensive. This section sets out a few general principles of good practice and discusses some of the most important issues in making warnings effective. The aim of early warning systems (EWS) is to enable individuals and communities threatened by hazards to act effectively and in sufficient time to reduce the likelihood of death, injury and damage to property and the environment. EWS vary greatly in size, structure, management and technological sophistication, according to the extent of their coverage, the nature of the hazard(s) and the human and material resources available. But they have many features and issues in common.

Users File Air Pollution
File Meteorology in the service of Public Health
File Emergency and Media
Using Models File From Global to Regional, from mid range to nowcasting
Remote Sensing File Satellite Imagery and Radars
Special Forecasts File Floods and Forest Fires
File Fire Forecasting
Crisis Coordination, Meteo-Alarm and Verification Folder Lectures by Frank Kroonenberg