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World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - WMO, 1962 (WMO-No. 113)"Freedom from Hunger Campaign"
Published by: WMO ; 1962
"Freedom from Hunger Campaign"
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy (ill., maps)
Published by: OMM ; 1960
Format: Hard copy (ill., charts)
Published by: United Nations ; 1956
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
[serial] See available issues Search in serial Published by: OMM
Language(s): Spanish; Other Languages: Arabic, English, Chinese, French
Format: Digital (Free)
[serial] See available issues Search in serial Published by: WMO
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 2520-2928PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalink
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) - WMODrought is widely recognized as a slow creeping natural hazard that occurs as a consequence of the natural climatic variability. In recent years, concern has grown world-wide that droughts may be increasing in frequency and severity given the changing climatic conditions. Responses to droughts in most parts of the world are generally reactive in terms of crisis management and are known to be untimely, poorly coordinated and disintegrated. Consequently, the economic, social and environmental impacts of droughts have increased significantly worldwide. Because of their long-term socio-economic im ...
PermalinkPermalinkECMWF, 2007-[...]The ECMWF Newsletter is published quarterly and contains articles about new developments and systems at ECMWF. Articles about the use of ECMWF forecasts and products are welcome (especially from Member States and Co-operating States).
PermalinkPermalinkThe Australian Journal of Emergency Management (AJEM) has been published since 1986. The journal began as the Macedon Digest in March 1986, and then in 1995 the name was changed to the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
PermalinkTIGGE-LAM currently groups five European ensemble systems in a standard data format, and five more will be added in the near future [see table].
TIGGE-LAM is an extension of the THORPEX Interactive Grand Global Ensemble (TIGGE) archive to include weather forecasts from limited area model (LAM) ensembles. These forecasts are produced on grids between 10 and 2 km resolution and provide detailed information for the short range, up to a few days ahead. This complements the larger-scale information provided by the global data in the established TIGGE archive.
PermalinkClimate changes the water rules is a comprehensive report that shows all of us working in the water sector that we will be affected by natural and human activities one way or the other. The evidence for climate change is there; chapter 1 gives an excellent overview and has used well known sources and references. The dialogues have concentrated to bring water managers closer to the climate community. The authors mentioned the confidence of climatologists to say something about the world's climate in 50 to 100 years, but what they preferred to know is the next occurrence of a severe drought or f ...
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe Bulletin is the Centre's main publication. Published approximately two years after earthquakes occur, it contains all relevant information for a given month's earthquakes. For each event the origin estimates given by other agencies are listed, followed by the refined estimate calculated by the Centre. This gives origin time, latitude, longitude and depth with standard errors. The earthquake's felt effects and any unusual scientific features are also described. Magnitudes are calculated from body waves and surface waves when individual stations report measurements of amplitude and period, o ...
PermalinkSouth Bulletin: Reflections and Foresights takes stock of ongoing debates on major global policy challenges and delivers regular flow of analysis and commentary to policymakers in the South.
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkInstituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM) - Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM)
PermalinkIntroduction to the First Edition
This glossary contains weather-related terms that may be either heard or used by severe local storm spotters or spotter groups. Its purposes are 1) to achieve some level of standardization in the definitions of the terms that are used, and 2) provide a reference from which the meanings of any terms, especially the lesser-used ones, can be found. The idea is to allow smooth and effective communication between storm spotters and forecasters, and vice versa. This is an important necessity within the severe weather warning program. Despite advances in warni ...
PermalinkWhat’s new in the APFM? Not only further activities and publications, but the newsletter itself! Discover our latest achievements in the restyled Flood Management News!
PermalinkThe indicators and indices listed are based from the IDMP Handbook on Drought Indicators and Indices and have been drawn from IDMP and partner literature and online searches. They are categorized by type and ease of use, and grouped into the following classifications: (a) meteorology, (b) soil moisture, (c) hydrology, (d) remote sensing and (e) composite or modelled. Although listed by ‘ease of use’, it is possible that any, all or none of the indicators may be suitable for a particular application, based on user knowledge, ...
PermalinkThis website of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is aimed to serve as a platform for the information sources for tropical cyclone forecasters to obtain data and tools which are useful for monitoring and forecasting of tropical cyclones. Forecasters may access the various sources providing conventional and specialized data/products including those from numerical predictions and remote sensing observations as well as forecasting tools concerning tropical cyclone development, motion, intensification and wind distribution. It will continue to develop along with the availability of new ...
PermalinkPermalinkWeather and Climate Extremes provides academics, decision makers, international development agencies, nongovernmental organizations and civil society with publications on different aspects of research in weather and climate extremes, monitoring and early warning systems, assessment of vulnerability and impacts, developing and implementing intervention policies, effective risk management and adaptation practices to address local and regional needs and circumstances, engagement of local communities in the adoption of these practices to cope with extremes, and information and communication strate ...
PermalinkThe project seeks to assess the vulnerability of water resources in mountain regions such as the European Alps, the Central Chilean Andes, and the mountains of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) where declining snow and ice are likely to strongly affect hydrological regimes in a warmer climate. Model results are then used to quantify the environmental, economic and social impacts of changing water resources in order to assess how robust current water governance strategies are and what adaptations may be needed in order to alleviate the most negative impacts of climate change on water resources and wate ...
PermalinkDeveloped as a collaborative project of several United Nations System libraries, this guide directs researchers to UN entities and documents concerned with disaster prevention, to relevant materials in each library’s print and electronic collections, and to key sources of information from other organizations.
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe Historical Hurricane Tracks website includes tropical cyclone data and information on coastal county hurricane strike data through 2011 while also providing links to detailed reports on the life history and effects of U.S. tropical cyclones since 1958.
PermalinkGDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.
PermalinkCountries and national platforms are key partners to implementing disaster risk reduction strategies at a country level to help build resilient communities.
Visit the countries [...] to learn about their disaster reduction activities.
PermalinkAs a part of global efforts to tackle impacts of climate and ecosystem changes, we urgently need to overcome vulnerability of terrestrial ecosystems in developing countries, especially Africa. This research program aims for three objectives by focusing on the semi-arid region of northern Ghana where the change impacts have been severely felt in forms of unpredictable floods and droughts: (1) forecast and assessment of climate and ecosystem change impact on agricultural production; (2) risk assessment of extreme weather events and introduction of adaptive water resource management methods; and ...
PermalinkDevelopment of the Tropical Cyclone Forecaster Website was under the WMO TCP Sub-Project No. 24 which was established in response to a recommendation from IWTC-IV (Haikou, Hainan, China, 1998) and IWTC-V (Cairns, Australia, 2002).
The Purpose or Objective of the Web site was to provide a plaform that will serve as a source that tropical cyclone forecasters can access to obtain forecasting tools concerning tropical cyclone development, motion, intensification, wind distribution, and analysis using both conventional data sources and remote sensing sources. It will contain techniques and b ...
Permalink18 April 2012: As part of its Making Cities Resilient Campaign, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has launched the Local Government Self Assessment Tool, to support cities in managing disaster risk. UNISDR reports that 2011 was the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters.
The tool aims to increase understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR), allowing cities to establish baselines and identify planning and investment gaps for risk reduction and climate change adaptation. According to UNISDR, the new tool has been piloted in over 20 c ...
PermalinkNecessity is the mother of invention. This is very much true in disaster management and development activities in Bangladesh. As a part of policy matters of government of Bangladesh disaster management efforts have been integrated into the process of national development. Flood protection embankments are
used as roads and in some cases as a portion of national road network system. Cyclone centres are used for multipurpose activities of community and rural development. Schools in coastal areas have been designed to be used as cyclone shelters in case of necessity. Houses and other ...
PermalinkDesertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Established in 1994, UNCCD is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found. In the ten-year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018) that was adopted in 2007, Parties to the Conventi ...
PermalinkThe main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.
EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agenci ...