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Popular Science Lectures on “Further Collaboration with NOAA”

Further Collaboration with NOAA

A second visit to the Observatory was made by three scientists from the Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration (NOAA) during 8-20 March 2004. This was a follow-up to the first visit in February 2003. During the visit this year, the scientists shared with the Observatory their analysis of LIDAR (LIght Detection and Ranging) data for a number of windshear cases. There was also an exchange of ideas on the Observatory's in-house developed automatic LIDAR-based windshear detection algorithms and concepts for further development of the Observatory's LIDAR system for the Hong Kong International Airport.

Figure. Mr. H.G. Wai (first from the left in the front row), Acting Assistant Director of the Observatory, photographed with scientists from ETL of NOAA (front row, from left to right): Dr. Michael Hardesty, Ms Lisa Darby and Dr. Robert Banta.