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Report of the Tenth GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-10)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission ; United Nations Environment Programme ; International Council for SciencePublished by: WMO ; 2018
Collection(s) and Series: GCOS- No. 220
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Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems: A Checklist: Outcome of the first Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic
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Published by: WMO ; 2018
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1210
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Published by: WMO ; 2018
Collection(s) and Series: AeM Series- No. 02
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Permalinkنُشرت بالفعل (WMO, 2007) توجيهات لإدارة التغيرات في برامج رصد المناخ، مع مجموعة ممارسات موصى بها يمكن بواسطتها إدارة هذه التغيرات. وسينصب التركيز في هذه المذكرة التوجيهية على محطات الأرصاد الجوية الأوتوماتية (AWSs) التي يرجح أن تشكل جزءاً من السجلات المناخية طويلة الأمد. وستكون هذه السجلات عادة مملوكة للمرافق الوطنية للأرصاد الجوية والهيدرولوجيا (NMHSs) أو للوكالات المنتسبة لها، أو لأطراف أخرى أحياناً (من قبيل هيئات الطيران أو الزراعة أو النقل البري) في إطار المعايير التي تقرها المرافق الوطنية (NMHSs). وتثبت التجربة أن المحطات (AWSs) الخاصة يمكن أن تكون مفيدة لبعض الأغراض المناخية (مثل توفير م ...
PermalinkGuidelines for managing changes in climate observation programmes, with a set of recommended practices by which such changes can be managed, have already been published (WMO, 2007). This guidance note will focus on those AWSs likely to form part of long-term climate records. These will normally be owned by NMHSs or associated agencies, or sometimes by third parties (such as aviation, agriculture or road transport agencies) under standards endorsed by the NMHSs. Experience shows that private AWSs can be useful for some climate purposes (such as providing information on individual local-scale ex ...
PermalinkThe aim of this publication is to provide a specification for the shortlist of NCMPs that can be produced consistently and easily by most countries. By having clearly defined NCMPs, it should be possible for countries with fewer resources to focus their efforts on a small number of products that have wide applicability and interest.
PermalinkThe latest analysis of observations from the WMO GAW Programme shows that globally averaged surface mole fractions(2) calculated from this in situ network for CO2, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) reached new highs in 2016, with CO2 at 403.3 ± 0.1 ppm, CH4 at 1 853 ± 2 ppb(3) and N2O at 328.9 ± 0.1 ppb. These values constitute, respectively, 145%, 257% and 122% of pre-industrial (before 1750) levels. The record increase of 3.3 ppm in CO2 from 2015 to 2016 was larger than the previous record increase, observed from 2012 to 2013, and the average growth rate over the last decade. The El Niño ...
PermalinkIn this paper we try to summarize the main topics of homogenization, quality control and spatial interpolation.
PermalinkThis Implementation Plan (IP) builds upon the growing importance of atmospheric composition observations and predictions, and focuses on research that enables a wide variety of Products and Services related to atmospheric composition. New GAW-lead thematic application areas will help reduce societal risks from climate change, high-impact weather and events, and urban air pollution, and support conventions and treaties focused on sustainable development. This IP is designed to help World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Members meet their needs and to support plans of national, regional, and i ...
PermalinkThe purpose of this Guide is to define the minimum technical specifications and procedures applicable to the Direct Broadcast Network for Near-real-time Relay of Low Earth Orbit Satellite Data (DBNet) and to provide guidance for implementing these specifications and procedures.
In the present Guide, the term “shall” is used when referring to the technical specifications and procedures that have to be applied for DBNet to work properly, and the term “should” when referring to those that would enhance the proper functioning of DBNet. The DBNet technical specifications are applica ...
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PermalinkThe objective of this publication is to provide guidance to WMO Members on how to develop and implement a quality management system (QMS). The Guide details the steps required to obtain certification of compliance with the ISO standard ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management System – Requirements (ISO, 2015c)It also provides the steps for transition from ISO standard ISO 9001:2008 (ISO, 2008) to standard ISO 9001:2015 (ISO, 2015c). It is especially focused on WMO Member National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). However, it could be successfully utilized by other service providers, ...
PermalinkThese Guidelines are intended to provide a one-stop, consistent and contemporary reference resource from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for managers of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). They should help with many of the challenges that directors and managers of NMHSs face, including:
– Ensuring that the NMHS is able to meet national needs for meteorological, hydrological and related data and services;
– Responding to newly identified challenges in a rapidly changing world;
– Clarifying and articulating the mandate of the NMHS;
PermalinkIt this report, METEO-Cert and its application is described. The METEO-Cert process assigns qualitative flags to each station and its instruments. Those qualitative flags provide valuable information on the applicability of the measured data and help to identify potential improvement of the station’s exposure.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMO, 2017The meeting was opened with a welcome to all participants from Dr Franz Berger, Director of the Lindenberg Observatory.
Peter Thorne agreed to be the meeting chair and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Tim Oakley, GCOS Secretariat, welcomed everyone on behalf of WMO and GCOS, introduced Caterina Tassone and Valentin Aich from the GCOS Secretariat and thanked all participants for taking the time to attend the meeting and take an active role in this Task Team.
All other members of the task team introduced themselves. The list of participants can be found in Annex 5.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMO, 2017The meeting was opened with a welcome to all participants from Prof. Ray O’Neill, Vice-President of Research and Innovation of the University of Maynooth, Ireland. Caterina Tassone, GCOS Secretariat, introduced Tim Oakley, from GCOS Secretariat and Howard Diamond, Chairman of the Task Team. All other members of the task team introduced themselves. The list of participants can be found in Annex 11. The agenda (Annex 1) was adopted.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMO, 2017The first meeting of the AOPC task team on the use of weather radar for climate studies, was held at FMI, Helsinki, from August 30th to August 31st 2017. The meeting is hosted by Elena Saltikoff (FMI-Finland), chairperson of the Task Team. Bernard Urban (Météo-France-France) participates as radar expert, Rainer Hollman (DWD-Germany) as AOPC representative, Caterina Tassone for GCOS secretariat. Also present in the first part of the meeting are Aku Riihela and Terhikki Manninen from SCOPE-CM.
PermalinkThe 9th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting (ICM-9) was hosted by the Finnish Mete-orological Institute (FMI) from 12 to 16 June 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. It benefitted from support by the local hosts, NOAA, and from the NOAA US GCOS office. The meeting included:
• A special session on Arctic research relevant to GRUAN.
• A special session dedicated to management of the change from RS92 radiosondes to alterna-tive sondes.
• An optional visit to the Vaisala factory outside Helsinki.
• A break-out session on GAIA-CLIM outreach.
• An optional MeteoMet ...
Permalink"This meeting [had] to consider its work plan which [included]
• A status report or similar in 4 years and update of IP in 5 years;
• Reviewing the performance of ECV observations and progress on actions in the implementation plan;
• Consideration of Adaptation Needs -> what does it mean for panel/observations;
• The proposal for Evaporation/Latent Heat Flux.
During the discussion it was stressed that the new work cycle of the TOPC after the release of the GCOS implementation plan will be challenging particularly because adaptation and mitigation will become ...
PermalinkIn response to WMO’s Executive Council’s decision at its sixty-eighth session, June 2016 (Decision 39 (EC-68)) this paper presents a proposed resource plan for the sustainable support of climate data management systems (CDMS) and data rescue activities (the Plan). The initial focus in this Plan is on undertaking or supporting climate data rescue and CDMS implementation over the next five years, in developing and least-developed countries (D & LDC) that have recently expressed their need for assistance with securing and managing their data. Most of these countries are in Regions I, V and the In ...
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PermalinkInstitute of Biometeorology (IBIMET) ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - CNR-National Research Council"Seasonal Forecast Course Package T.O.P." is a set of online resources whose goal is to enhance knowledge in the theory of seasonal forecasting and operational use of seasonal climate forecasts. The course package has two audiences. The first is training institutions, to facilitate development of additional training courses. The materials and documentations here collected represent the building blocks of a course based on validated contents and user needs. It can also be used by national hydro-meteorological service staff members who wish to improve their climate services competencies or to sp ...
PermalinkBureau of Meteorology ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - Australian Bureau of Meteorology, 2017These guidelines acknowledge that it is difficult to gather support for and then prosecute actions that are disruptive to the status quo and requiring considerable public investment. It is stressed that planning the water data reform journey is every bit as challenging as implementing the reforms themselves. Accordingly, these guidelines conclude with a recommended series of steps to get started in reforming water data management arrangements. Guidance is provided for (1) taking stock of current policy settings, (2) preparing the case for reform, (3) positioning for effective implementation an ...
PermalinkThe current survey conducted from 2016 to 2017 focused on Human Resource Status of NMHSs, particularly as relates to staff situation by age bracket, gender, and professionals, together with training expectations in 2017, training priority areas, and status of the strategic plans of NMHSs. The report is presented in three chapters. The first chapter provides an introduction and some major findings of the survey. The second chapter provides the details of the results of the survey and the third chapter provides conclusions. The results of this survey provide insight into the state of human resou ...
PermalinkA global survey of aeronautical meteorological service provision was conducted by the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) between November 2016 and February 2017.
The primary objective of the survey was to establish a comprehensive, consolidated global view on the existing institutional arrangements for the provision of meteorological services to international air navigation, particularly at a national level, taking into account the supporting ICAO and WMO regulatory frameworks.
PermalinkThe focus of this document is on observations at surface meteorological observing stations. However, many of the principles will also be valid for other forms of observations, including upper-air observations and datasets based on mobile or remotely sensed platforms (for example, satellites, radar or drifting buoys). In particular, as many key remotely sensed datasets begin in the 1970s, it is recommended that, where feasible, the current climatological standard normal period (1981–2010 at the time of writing) be used for these datasets to allow comparison among different data forms on a consi ...
PermalinkOn Wednesday May 3 from 10am to 12.30 in the WMO Press Room, there will be a Marine Seminar by both WMO and visiting staff from UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
The Seminar will be chance for exchange of information and discussion between the two agencies, as outlined in the attached programme. From the UNESCO-IOC, Dr Albert Fischer, Dr Salvatore Arico and Dr Thorkild Aarup will share information about IOC programs relevant for WMO, and vice versa, WMO staff will share information on their marine work here.
UNESCO IOC is an important part ...
PermalinkThe objective of the AeroMetSci conference is to provide a forum where representatives of the research community, service providers, users of aeronautical and meteorological information and services will have the opportunity to discuss the needs for science and research in support of the current and future aviation transport.
PermalinkThe purpose of the WMO nowcasting guidelines presented here is to help National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) by providing them with information and knowledge on how to implement a nowcasting system with the resources available to them and an understanding of the current state of science and technology.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - WMO, 2017 (WMO-No. 1197)The Handbook provides comprehensive technical and operational information on current observation applications and systems and on the use of radio frequencies by meteorological systems, including meteorological satellites, radiosondes, weather radars, wind profiler radars and spaceborne remote sensing instruments. It is intended for the meteorological (i.e. weather, water and climate) and radiocommunication communities, including governmental institutions, industry as well as the general public.
PermalinkThis meeting was a particularly important one for the expert team, being the first opportunity to openly and formally discuss the possible future collaboration between WMO and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the operation of the AMDAR programme. While the discussion raised a number of issues to be subsequently addressed, the team welcomed and fully endorsed the establishment of the IATA-WMO Working Arrangement that had been approved by the 69th session of the WMO Executive Council and agreed to undertake to work with IATA on the development of the proposed Concept of Oper ...
PermalinkThe First Session of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations (CIMO), Inter-Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather Radars (IPET-OWR) was held over 13 to 16 March, 2017, at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The session was kindly hosted by JMA and generously supported by Japan. The meeting was opened by the Director-General of the Japan Meteorological Agency, Dr Toshihiko Hashida, who highlighted Japan’s ongoing engagement in international operational weather radar activities, collaboration and capacity development. The session was chair ...
PermalinkTransforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030) is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity, which seeks to strengthen universal peace in greater freedom. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified under Agenda 2030 provide a universal, transformative and integrated ambition that will provide an aligned pathway for the activities of UN Members, international organizations within and beyond the UN system, as well as the entire sphere of entities and individuals having a stake in sustainable development.