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Observatory Colleague participating in the Technical Review Panel Meeting for Siting and Sensing Technology of an Integrated Wind Sensing Project at Dali Airport, Yunnan

4 March 2013

The Southwest Regional Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is planning to establish a wind sensing project at the Dali Airport, Yunnan to enhance alerting of low-level windshear and turbulence. Mr. CHAN Pak-wai, Senior Scientific Officer of the Observatory, was invited to participate in the Technical Review Panel meeting of the project. The meeting was held between 28 February and 1 March 2013 at Chengdu, during which the Observatory colleague presented the Hong Kong experience in the alerting of windshear and turbulence including the use of Doppler Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system. Other participants also presented methods of windshear detection in use in the mainland China, as well as status and usage of wind field detection equipment at the airports of the Southwest Region. The meeting enhanced experience sharing on wind sensing technology between Hong Kong colleagues and their mainland counterparts and laid the foundation for future cooperation in the development of the low-level windshear and turbulence alerting system with the Southwest Regional CAAC.

Group photo

Director of Air Traffic Regulation Office of Aeronautical Meteorology Division, Mr. SUN Qi-yuan (fourth from left), Director of Aviation Meteorology Division of Southwest Regional CAAC, Ms. LIU Xu-guang (third from left) and the Observatory's Mr. P.W. Chan (first from right) attending the meeting.