Published by: WMO ; 2016
Commission for Hydrology (CHy) - Fifteenth session: Abridged final report with resolutions and recommendations
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1184
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11184-5This technical document is an update of WMO/TD-1210, WCDMP-55, Guidelines on Climate Data Rescue (2004). It builds on the original Guidelines, while taking into account both changes in technology that have occurred in the intervening 12 years and lessons learned in more recent climate data rescue activities around the world. An overview of data rescue is presented with chapters on its importance, archiving original media, imaging, digitization and archiving digital images and digital data. Twelve appendices provide supporting information.
The Guidelines on Climate Data Rescue are intend ...Published by: WMO ; 2016 (2016 edition)
This technical document is an update of WMO/TD-1210, WCDMP-55, Guidelines on Climate Data Rescue (2004). It builds on the original Guidelines, while taking into account both changes in technology that have occurred in the intervening 12 years and lessons learned in more recent climate data rescue activities around the world. An overview of data rescue is presented with chapters on its importance, archiving original media, imaging, digitization and archiving digital images and digital data. Twelve appendices provide supporting information.
The Guidelines on Climate Data Rescue are intended to provide guidance in the form of recommended best practices. Because of the diversity of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) with respect to the size and stage of technological development, along with the variability of weather types and climate, some practices may not be useful for every WMO Member. That being said, the Guidelines cover a wide range of guidance that should provide assistance on how to organize and implement data rescue and provide generalized technological solutions for every Member. More specific technological information, as well as informative illustrations and photos, may be found at the International Data Rescue (I-DARE) portal that is maintained by WMO with the assistance of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and the WMO Commission of Climatology Expert Team on Data Rescue.
While specific to weather and climate data, these best practices could also be applied to the rescue of data in other scientific fields, both within the remit of WMO and beyond. In particular, the rescue of hydrological, marine and other environmental data follows similar overall principles and practices and is basically considered to be within the scope of these Guidelines. Specificities of such data, however, need to be identified and taken into account in close collaboration with the respective communities, including, for example, the WMO Commission for Hydrology and the WMO–Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO) Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1182
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Spanish, French
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11182-1World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) - WMO, 2016 (WMO-No. 1174)Published by: WMO ; 2016
Notes: Demand for climate information to inform decision- and policymaking is growing as the private and public sectors increasingly recognize the relevance and value of such information for building climate resilience and in mitigating and adapting to changing climate. Various types of users are seeking tailored and actionable climate information on a wide range of timescales, from past, current and future climate. Their needs are broad, including long-term decisions and planning, early warning of potential hazards and managing risks arising from climate variability and change. A focus for collaboration within the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is to ensure that providers of climate prediction products interact more effectively with users to meet this demand by developing climate services. The purpose of this publication is to provide an understanding and examples of the range of currently available operational climate prediction products and services and climate products that are still under research and development with the potential of transitioning into operations. It is intended for all audiences from policymakers to practitioners and users. In particular, it should help National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) which are not currently providing climate services to visualize the possibilities and, perhaps, start creating services in their own environments and countries. Much of the content is based on WMO publications and contributions from the WMO Global Producing Centres of Long-Range Forecasts (GPCLRFs). The figures shown should not be used as actual predictions; they are intended to illustrate products and services.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1174
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11174-6World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - WMO, 2016 (WMO-No. 1175)Published by: WMO ; 2016
Notes: This publication is mainly intended to be used as a general reference guide for use by staff of National Locust Control Centres (NLCCs) and NMHSs of locust-affected countries. It may also be useful for anyone wanting to know more about Desert Locust and associated meteorological phenomena. The publication contains basic information on the biology and behaviour of Desert Locust, a history of locust events, weather factors that influence locust development and how to use weather information.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1175
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Arabic
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11175-3Published by: WMO ; 2016
Notes: The purpose of this Handbook is to assist NMHSs to strengthen their capacity in strategic planning, which would be helpful in attracting investments to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness in delivering high-quality meteorological and hydrological services to citizens all over the world. This document is specifically intended for NMHSs interested in initiating or improving their strategic planning processes. This resource can be used as a capacity strengthening tool to help senior management and staff better understand the why and how to do strategic planning, and then guide the planning team through the process. This Handbook is to be used in conjunction with the WMO Strategic Planning Template that represents a basic strategic plan model which can be easily completed by an NMHS.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1180
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11180-7PermalinkThis report describes the evolution of the climate system during the period 2011–2015. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has assessed this five-year period in order to contribute to a better understanding of multiyear warming trends and extreme events that can help governments to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change more effectively.PermalinkIt is the goal of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme to ensure long - term measurements in order to detect trends in global distributions of chemical constituents in air and the reasons for them (WMO, 2001a). With respect to aerosols, the objective of GAW is to determine the spatio - temporal distribution of aerosol properties related to climate forcing and air quality on multi - decadal time scales and on regional, hemispheric and global spatial scales. The objective of GAW Report No. 153, published in 2003, was to provide a synthesis of methodologies and procedures for measuring the ...PermalinkThe purpose of this handbook is to cover some of the most commonly used drought indicators/indices that are being applied across drought-prone regions, with the goal of advancing monitoring, early warning and information delivery systems in support of risk-based drought management policies and preparedness plans. These concepts and indicators/indices are outlined below in what is considered to be a living document that will evolve and integrate new indicators and indices as they come to light and are applied in the future. The handbook is aimed at those who want to generate indicators and indi ...PermalinkOnline coupled meteorology atmospheric chemistry models have undergone a rapid evolution in recent years. Although mainly developed by the air quality modelling community, these models are also of interest for numerical weather prediction and climate modelling as they can consider not only the effects of meteorology on air quality, but also the potentially important effects of atmospheric composition on weather. This report provides the main conclusions from the Symposium on “Coupled Chemistry-Meteorology/Climate Modelling: Status and Relevance for Numerical Weather Prediction, Air Quality and ...PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) - WMO, 2016 (WMO-No. 1170)Because of the current and projected impacts on climate due to the high levels of greenhousegas (GHG) emissions, adaptation is a necessary strategy at all scales in a changing climate. At its 17th session, the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process as a way to facilitate effective adaptation planning in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other developing countries. The four key elements that need to be undertaken in the development of NAPs are: Laying the groundwork and addressin ...Permalink
PermalinkPermalinkThe year 2015 will stand out in the historical record of the global climate in many ways. Modern records for heat were broken: 2015 was a record warm year both globally and in many individual countries. Heatwaves were extremely intense in various part of the world, leading to thousands of deaths in India and Pakistan. Record extreme precipitation led to flooding that affected tens of thousands of people across South America, West Africa and Europe. Dry conditions in southern Africa and Brazil exacerbated multi-year droughts. The influence of the strong El Niño that developed in the later part ...PermalinkAfter describing various concepts related to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), this document presents a potential methodology to introduce a technical solution to the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) and shows why these tools can enhance communication capabilities among World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Members for operational traffic exchanges.Permalink