Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa asociado de gestión de crecidas (APFM); Asociación Mundial para el Agua (GWP) - OMM, 2006 (OMM-No. 1008)
Published by: OMM ; 2006
Notes: Documento técnico APFM No. 4
Language(s): Spanish; Other Languages: English, French
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-31008-8
Purchase at: http://www.wmo.int/e-catalog/detail_es.php?PUB_ID=27Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM); Programme associé de gestion des crues (APFM); Partenariat mondial pour l'eau (GWP) - OMM, 2006 (OMM-No. 1008)
Published by: OMM ; 2006
Notes: Document technique APFM No. 4
Language(s): French; Other Languages: English, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-21008-1
Purchase at: http://www.wmo.int/e-catalog/detail_fr.php?PUB_ID=27Published by: IPCC ; 2006
Collection(s) and Series: IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme
Format: CD, DVD, Digital (Free)This module focuses on the National Airspace System (NAS) and how weather affects it. It describes the various components of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), how that organization manages air traffic, and how CWSU and WFO forecasts help the FAA's decision-making process. The module also provides tips on establishing a good professional relationship with this important partner (FAA), understanding their language, and preparing weather briefings that will give them the information they need. This module is part of a larger exercise to develop a station Weather Impacts Playbook, a suppl ...
Published by: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ; 2005
This module focuses on the National Airspace System (NAS) and how weather affects it. It describes the various components of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), how that organization manages air traffic, and how CWSU and WFO forecasts help the FAA's decision-making process. The module also provides tips on establishing a good professional relationship with this important partner (FAA), understanding their language, and preparing weather briefings that will give them the information they need. This module is part of a larger exercise to develop a station Weather Impacts Playbook, a supplement to the Station Duty Manual.
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Format: Digital (Standard Copyright)This report is an introduction to the science of climate change summarizing our understanding of the issue and the Canadian response. The report also examines the many possible impacts that a warmer climate will have on Canada and the World.
Published by: Environment Canada ; 2005
This report is an introduction to the science of climate change summarizing our understanding of the issue and the Canadian response. The report also examines the many possible impacts that a warmer climate will have on Canada and the World.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Digital (Free) (ill.)
ISBN (or other code): 978-0-662-41247-2Le présent rapport initie à la science du changement climatique, en résumant nos connaissances relatives à la question et les réactions du Canada. Il examine aussi les nombreuses répercussions qu'un climat plus chaud aura sur le Canada et le monde.
PermalinkMesoscale convective systems occur worldwide and year-round and are accompanied by the potential for severe weather and flooding. This lesson describes typical system evolution by examining squall line, bow echo, and MCC characteristics throughout their life cycles. This lesson has less emphasis on the physical processes controlling MCS structure and evolution than our previously released Mesoscale Convective Systems: Squall Lines and Bow Echoes lesson. Instead, this newly updated lesson includes more material on tropical squall lines, MCC's, and on NWP’s ability to predict convective systems. ...
PermalinkBased essentially on the Special Report, this booklet summarises the authoritative assessments of the effects of aviation emissions on the global atmospheric environment. The aviation industry is an integral and vital part of modern society, and its expected growth makes it imperative to highlight the current and possible future impacts of aircraft on the atmosphere.
PermalinkMunthali G.; Department of Meteorological Services, Malawi - Chancellor College, University of Malawi, 2003Extreme climate events such as droughts are very common in Malawi and yet their impacts are generally not well factored into the long term National Development Plan. Good examples of the potential hazards of extreme climatic events have been demonstrated by the impacts of the 1948/49 and 1991/92 droughts.
The overall objective of this study is therefore to assess historical droughts that had detrimental effects on the economy. Specifically it aims at developing thematic mapping of areas affected by droughts so as to identify vulnerable zones and to identify profiles of notable d ...
PermalinkIn order to assess whether a fog or stratus event is possible, you must evaluate the synoptic-scale influences that will drive the local conditions. In this module, we examine several common synoptic situations to understand the processes involved in fog or low stratus development. Most of these are forced primarily by advective or dynamic processes (although radiation does play a role). A more detailed discussion of radiation processes is contained in the Radiation Fog module. This module is part of the Distance Learning Course 1: Forecasting Fog and Low Stratus.
PermalinkThis lesson provides a basic understanding of how to plot and interpret hodographs, with application to convective environments. Most of the material previously appeared in the CD lesson, Anticipating Convective Storm Structure and Evolution, developed with Dr. Morris Weisman. Principles of Convection II: Using Hodographs includes a concise summary for quick reference and a final exam to test your knowledge. The lesson comes with audio narration, rich graphics, and a companion print version.
PermalinkIn order to help forecasters build a strategy for anticipating convective storm structures, their evolution, and the potential for severe weather, A Convective Storm Matrix provides learners the opportunity for extensive exploration of the relationship between a storm's environment and its structure. The matrix is composed of 54 four-dimensional numerical simulations based on the interactions of 16 different hodographs and 4 thermodynamic profiles. By comparing animated displays of these simulations, learners are able to discern the influences of varying buoyancy and vertical wind shear profil ...
PermalinkThis Webcast, presented by Dr. Marty Hoerling of NOAA/CIRES/Climate Diagnostic Center, discusses the impacts of El Niño and La Niña variability on both North American and tropical weather. The presentation shows that these two phenomena are not simple inverses of each other and that anticipating their varying intensities is key to making successful climate forecasts. Two other ocean impacts that affect North American climate almost as strongly as ENSO are also introduced.
PermalinkThis module discusses the role of wind shear in the structure and evolution of convective storms. Using the concept of horizontal vorticity, the module demonstrates how shear enhances uplift, leading to longer-lived supercell and multicell storms. The module also explores the role of shear in the development of mesoscale convective systems, including bow echoes and squall lines. Most of the material in this module previously appeared in the COMET modules developed with Dr. Morris Weisman. This version includes a concise summary for quick reference and a final exam to test your knowledge. The m ...
PermalinkThis Webcast, is an expert lecture by Dr. Vernon Kousky of NOAA/CPC, entitled "The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle". The presentation covers the identification and global weather impacts associated with both phases of ENSO. This version of the presentation has enhanced graphics and has been modified to include an introduction to the newly established “Operational Niño Index” (ONI). A forecaster who attended the original classroom presentation on The ENSO Cycle had the following to say... “[This lecture was the] best presentation of the workshop! Very comprehensive, from the basics to ...
PermalinkThis report details the present state and trends in constructing data-bases for hydrological data, the real-time utilization of the data and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to operational hydrology in various countries.
PermalinkCarbon cycle research is often carried out in isolation from research on energy systems and normally focusses only on the biophysical patterns and processes of carbon sources and sinks. The Global Carbon Project represents a significant advance beyond the status quo in several important ways. First, the problem is conceptualised from the outset as one involving fully integrated human and natural components; the emphasis is on the carbon-climate-human system (fossil-fuel based on energy systems + biophysical carbon cycle + physical climate) and not simply on the biophysical carbon cycle alone. ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); International Council for Science (ICSU) - WMO, 2003
PermalinkThis module describes the phenomena of the sea breeze. It examines factors that lead to the formation of a sea breeze, modifying effects on sea breeze development, how mesoscale NWP models handle sea breezes, and sea breeze forecast parameters. The module places instruction in the context of a sea breeze case from Florida and compares surface and satellite observations to a model simulation using the AFWA MM5. Like other modules in the Mesoscale Meteorology Primer, this module comes with audio narration, rich graphics, and a companion print version.
PermalinkThis module provides a brief overview of Buoyancy and CAPE. Topics covered include the origin of atmospheric buoyancy, estimating buoyancy using the CAPE and Lifted Index, factors that affect buoyancy including entrainment of mid-level air, water loading, convective inhibition, and the origin of convective downdrafts. This module delivers instruction with audio narration, rich graphics, and a companion print version.
PermalinkThis is a foundation module in the Mesoscale Meteorology Primer series. Topics covered include up- and downslope breezes, up- and down-valley winds, associated hazards, and forecasting techniques. Like other modules in the Mesoscale Meteorology Primer, this module comes with audio narration, rich graphics, and a companion print version.
PermalinkThe goal of this training module is to help you increase your understanding of how mesoscale models work. Such understanding, in turn, can help you more efficiently and accurately evaluate model-generated forecast products.
PermalinkOrganisation météorologique mondiale (OMM); Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (PNUE); Groupe d'Experts Intergouvernemental sur l'Evolution du Climat (GIEC) - GIEC, 2001
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - IPCC, 2001
PermalinkOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA); Panel Intergubernamental sobre Cambio Climático (IPCC) - IPCC, 2001
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - IPCC, 2000Effective global response to climate change requires the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies between and within countries, both for adapting to climate change as well as for mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. This IPCC Special Report provides a state-of-the-art overview of how to achieve and enhance this transfer. 185 eminent experts from around the world provide accurate, unbiased, policy-relevant information on technology transfer, such as capacity building, the promotion of an enabling environment, and mechanisms for technology transfer from devel ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - IPCC, 2000This Special Report has been prepared by IPCC Working Group III in response to a request by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to the UNFCC. Innovation and enhanced efforts to transfer environmentally sound technology to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to climate change will be required to meet the objective of the Climate Convention and to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts. The report addresses the technology transfer problem in the context of climate change while emphasizing the sustainable development perspective.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - IPCC, 2000The SRES scenarios cover a wide range of the main driving forces of future emissions, from demographic to technological and economic developments. As required by the Terms of
Reference, none of the scenarios in the set includes any future policies that explicitly address climate change, although all scenarios necessarily encompass various policies of other types. The set of SRES emissions scenarios is based on an extensive assessment
of the literature, six alternative modeling approaches, and an “open process” that solicited wide participation and feedback from many groups and in ...
PermalinkOrganisation météorologique mondiale (OMM); Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (PNUE); Groupe d'experts d'évaluation scientifique du Protocole de Montréal relatif à des substances qui appauvrissent la couche d'ozone - GIEC, 2000Le présent le GIEC donne des directives pour un transfert de technologies (ensemble de processus englobant les flux de savoir-faire, d'expérience et de matériel) écologiquement rationnel pour limiter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et s'adapter aux changements climatiques. Ce transfert ne peut être que le résultat de nombreuses décisions (économiques, politiques, juridiques et technologiques) prises au jour le jour par les différentes parties prenantes impliquées. Cela suppose la prise en compte des besoins et des priorités au niveau local. le présent Rapport expose ce que les gouverneme ...
PermalinkOrganización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM); Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA); Panel Intergubernamental sobre Cambio Climático (IPCC) - IPCC, 2000El presente Informe Especial ha sido elaborado por el Grupo de
trabajo III del IPCC en respuesta a una petición del Organo Subsidiario de Asesoramiento Científico y Tecnológico (OSACT)de la CMCC. Para cumplir el objetivo de la Convención sobre el clima y para reducir la vulnerabilidad a los impactos del cambio climático serán necesarios esfuerzos innovadores y más intensos que permitan transferir tecnologías respetuosas con el medio ambiente, a fin de limitar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y de adaptarse al cambio climático. En el presente informe se examina el problema d ...
PermalinkOrganisation météorologique mondiale (OMM); Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (PNUE); Groupe d'Experts Intergouvernemental sur l'Evolution du Climat (GIEC) - GIEC, 2000Un ensemble de scénarios a été élaboré pour représenter les fourchettes des forces motrices et des émissions selon la documentation sur les scénarios, de manière à refléter la
compréhension et la connaissance actuelles des incertitudes sousjacentes. Sont exclus seulement les scénarios marginaux de "surprise" ou de "catastrophe" rencontrés dans la documentation. Tout scénario comporte nécessairement des éléments subjectifs et
prête à interprétation. Les préférences entre les scénarios présentés ici varient selon les utilisateurs. Aucun jugement n'est exprimé dans le présent rappor ...
PermalinkThis Web-based module is a component of the Integrated Sensor Training (IST) Professional Development Series (PDS) Professional Competency Unit #6-Satellite Data and Products. Dr. Stan Kidder of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University is the principal science advisor for this module with significant assistance from Dr. Gary Hufford (NWS Alaska Region). The module provides an overview of current polar satellite products and their applications in forecasting situations and also contains a summary of instruments currently in use and a short his ...
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PermalinkWorld Climate Research Programme (WCRP) ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 1997 (WMO/TD-No. 855)
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Winkler Theresa; Stewart Bruce - WMO, 1996 (WMO/TD-No. 740)