ETR, 24. A Compendium of Topics to Support Management Development in National Meteorological and Hydrological ServicesThe present compendium of topics for management development is intended to help a NMHS establish management development programmes that meet the needs and culture of the organization. The provision of curricular (i.e. aims, learning outcomes and content), briefing notes, sources of further reading and discussion topics should make it easier to establish a bespoke programme rather than having to start with a "blank piece of paper". Even if an external agency provides the components of a management development programme, having the compendium should make it easier to specify what should be inclu ...EnglishPublished by: WMO ; 2018
A Compendium of Topics to Support Management Development in National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
The present compendium of topics for management development is intended to help a NMHS establish management development programmes that meet the needs and culture of the organization. The provision of curricular (i.e. aims, learning outcomes and content), briefing notes, sources of further reading and discussion topics should make it easier to establish a bespoke programme rather than having to start with a "blank piece of paper". Even if an external agency provides the components of a management development programme, having the compendium should make it easier to specify what should be included. Regional Training Centres could also use the compendium as a basis for developing a management development programme that addresses the needs of the regional it serves. Finally, the compendium could be used to decide what aspects of management development could be included in scientific and technical training courses.
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Report and Recommendations of the Thirty-seventh Meeting of the Financial Advisory Committee to the Seventeeth session of the Executive Council : EC-70/INF. 16.1(1); 20.VI.2018EnglishPublished by: WMO ; 2018
Report and Recommendations of the Thirty-seventh Meeting of the Financial Advisory Committee to the Seventeeth session of the Executive Council: EC-70/INF. 16.1(1); 20.VI.2018
Format: Digital (Free)EnglishPublished by: WMO ; 2018
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Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations OPAG in situ Technologies and Intercomparisons - Expert Team on Aircraft-based Observations : Final ReportThe second session of the CIMO Expert Team on Aircraft-based Observations took place over 16-19 April, 2018 at the WMO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the 2nd meeting of the team during the current inter-sessional period of CIMO ahead of the upcoming session of CIMO in October, 2018 (CIMO-17), with the first session having been held in December 2015 in conjunction with the CBS Expert Team on Aircraft-Based Observing Systems second session. The chief focus for the session was for the team to report on progress and to undertake planning to finalise activities and tasks from its wor ...EnglishPublished by: WMO ; 2018
Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations OPAG in situ Technologies and Intercomparisons - Expert Team on Aircraft-based Observations: Final Report
The second session of the CIMO Expert Team on Aircraft-based Observations took place over 16-19 April, 2018 at the WMO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the 2nd meeting of the team during the current inter-sessional period of CIMO ahead of the upcoming session of CIMO in October, 2018 (CIMO-17), with the first session having been held in December 2015 in conjunction with the CBS Expert Team on Aircraft-Based Observing Systems second session. The chief focus for the session was for the team to report on progress and to undertake planning to finalise activities and tasks from its work plan ahead of CIMO-17 and to also determine requirements and recommendations for reporting to the commission.
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Format: Digital (Free)World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMO, 2018EnglishPermalink
ETR, 22. Seasonal Climate Forecast - COURSE PACKAGE T.O.P. : Theory and Operational Principles, Project ReportThis is the report on the project to create the Seasonal Climate Forecast - Course Package T.O.P. The goal of this online course package is to allow the transfer of seasonal climate forecast knowledge to improve and increase the operational capabilities of the targeted users. The package provides both a theoretical and a practical set of knowledge on seasonal forecast and predictability models, climate and data analysis, forecast verification, and specific application of seasonal forecast for agriculture and water management.EnglishPermalink
Progress Activity Report of the Seventieth session of the Executive Council (EC-70) : (unedited and in official WMO languages when available)English; French; Spanish; Russian; Chinese; ArabicPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; World Bank the; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the ; et al. - WMO, 2018
The CREWS 2017 Annual Report highlights the results achieved in this first year of implementation in 19 countries through 7 national and regional projects.
By aligning its programming with other investments, CREWS is enabling its country partners to generate additional funding for greatest impact. CREWS impact is monitored through its results-based Monitoring Framework.English, FrenchPermalink
Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations Open Programme Area Group on Remote-Sensing Technologies - Inter-Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather RadarsThe key aims of this meeting were to consolidate important activities and plans for completing deliverables within the IPET’s work plan ahead of the upcoming session of CIMO in 2018. In particular, the IPET focused on reinvigorating activities and tasks towards the development of a Best Practices Guide on Operational Weather Radar. The team spent several sessions on developing the improved structure of the guide and drafting and organising materials under that structure. Additionally team members reported on the status and progress of other tasks in the work plan, including the successful comp ...EnglishPermalink
CAgM Report, 105. Report on Responses to the Questionnaire on Climate Services for Agriculture in Regional Association V (South-West Pacific)EnglishPermalinkIn 2015 governments adopted the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change (see below) and invited the IPCC to prepare a special report in 2018 to assess the impacts and related pathways of warming of 1.5ºC. This brief provides context and explanation of key concepts for policymakers, media and others about the Special Report on 1.5°C, scheduled to be published, subject to approval, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 8 October 2018. This brief is produced prior to the release of the report and therefore does not contain results from the report itself.EnglishPermalink
IOM Report, 132. The 2018 WMO/CIMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO TECO-2018) : “Towards fit-for-purpose environmental measurements”EnglishPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; World Bank the; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the ; et al. - WMO, 2018EnglishPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; World Bank the; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the ; et al. - WMO, 2018This report presents the key findings and recommendations for strengthening multi-hazard early warning systems in the Caribbean, following the first-ever systematic review of their performance in a post-disaster environment. The review took place after the passage of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria which significantly impacted more than 12 island States in the region in 2017.EnglishPermalink
GAW Report, 242. 19th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases and Related Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2017)The meeting reviewed current WMO data quality objectives, reference scales and observation strategies, including calibration, quality control, data management and archiving. Target species were carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, stable isotopes, and radiocarbon in greenhouse gas measurements. The workshop discussed in detail the harmonization and quality control of isotope measurements, the extension of the measurement network towards more polluted and urban areas, the use of low-cost sensors, and the collaboration of the scientific greenhouse gas and carbon cycle community with the me ...EnglishPermalink
GCOS, 222. Systematic observations and the Paris agreement : Report of the Task Team on the Paris AgreementWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMO, 2018The Paris Agreement will drive climate policy for many years to come. It establishes a science-based cycle of reporting (through the Transparency Framework), assessment (the Global Stocktake) and increasing ambition of action to address climate change (Nationally Determined Contributions, NDC). The Agreement has three main aims: to limit the global temperature increase, to increase the adaptive capabilities of the Parties, and to increase the making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.
The Paris Agreement covers ...EnglishPermalink
WIGOS Technical Report, 2018-01. WIGOS, WMO Integrated Global Observing System - Benefits to the Environment and Society from the Availability and Use of AMDAR DataThis report presents an updated summary of AMDAR data usage and the resulting impacts and benefits to meteorological forecasting and the aviation industry. It then provides a presentation of the environmental and climate applications and studies that also benefit from the use of AMDAR data, as a result, bringing benefits to the environment and wider society. These areas of societal benefits include weather, transportation, energy, disaster reduction, health, climate and agriculture.EnglishPermalinkThis report describes the intercomparison in detail: the instruments, the participants, the experimental setup, method and procedure, the data analysis technique used and the results. It is clear from the results that all of the participating instruments have been well maintained and remained stable since the previous intercomparison, which augers well for all radiation measurements within RA II and RA V. All participants were able to return home with newly derived WRR reduction factors for their instruments.EnglishPermalinkThis handbook is a guide to using satellite telecommunication systems and is provided as an attachment to the Guide to the WMO Information System (WMO-No. 1061). It is intended for scientists and managers who are considering using satellite communications to collect data from remote instrumentation located either on land or at sea. The handbook aims to provide an overview of the state of the market at the time of writing (April 2018) so that users can quickly identify which satellite services are appropriate for their needs. Since the market is evolving rapidly, an online version will be made ...EnglishPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMO, 2018EnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalink
Progress Activity Report of the Seventeenth Session of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM-17) : (unedited and in official WMO languages when available)English; French; Spanish; Russian; Arabic; ChinesePermalinkEnglishPermalink
GAW Report, 233. Report of the Third Session of the CAS Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (EPAC SSC)EnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalinkBadan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 2018EnglishPermalinkBadan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - WMO, 2018EnglishPermalinkBadan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Sekolah Lapang Iklim - WMO, 2018The Climate Field School, CFS, is a program that has a goal to increase farmer's knowledge's and understandings on climate information's with a concept of learning by doing and learning by experiencing to reach a success in farming activity to support the increase in yields of agricultural sectors.EnglishPermalinkThis educational video describes the approach to implementing rovin seminars. Organized as part of the METAGRI project, roving seminars aim to increase the resilience of rural producers to climate change.EnglishPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) - WMO, 2018EnglishPermalink
GESAMP - Reports and Studies, 97. The magnitude and impacts of anthropogenic atmospheric nitrogen inputs to the oceanWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); et al. - WMO, 2018The present global modelling study of the Nr atmospheric cycle and Nr deposition to the ocean is the first that evaluates past, present and future Nr atmospheric deposition accounting for ON primary sources as well as for secondary ON chemical formation as a N-dependent process. While the total Nr deposition to the ocean is not expected to change significantly by 2050, the relative importance of oxidized and reduced N is expected to change, with an increasing proportion of ammonium compared to nitrate, resulting from more efficient controls on terrestrial emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) com ...EnglishPermalink
Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems: A Checklist : Outcome of the first Multi-hazard Early Warning ConferenceEnglish, French; Spanish; Russian; Chinese; ArabicPermalink
GCOS, 213. Report of the first meeting of the GCOS/CCl Task Team on Lightning Observations for Climate Applications (TTLOCA-1)The meeting opened with a welcome to all participants from the Task Team on Lightning Observations for Climate Applications (TTLOCA) Chairman, Robert Holzworth. He introduced the panel and participating Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) secretariat staff, Valentin Aich and Caterina Tassone.EnglishPermalink
Progress Activity Report of the Seventeenth Session of the Commission for Climatology (CCl-17) : (unedited and in official WMO languages when available)English; French; Spanish; Russian; Arabic; ChinesePermalinkEnglishPermalink
GAW Report, 240. Report of the Second International UV Filter Radiometer Calibration Campaign UVC-IIThe objective of the campaign was to provide a calibration traceable to the WCC-UV reference for all participating radiometers, in view of homogenizing UV measurements in all participating countries.EnglishPermalinkSF6 is a substance which originates only from anthropogenic sources used primarily in the electricity and electronics supply industries, e.g. the semiconductor industry, where it is used as an electronic insulator due to its inertness. SF6 is a trace gas that exists in small quantities at the level of ppt (parts-per-trillion, 1/1012) in the atmosphere, but its global warming potential is 23,500 times greater than that of CO2 when compared over a 100-year period. In particular, SF6 has an atmospheric lifetime of 3,200 years upon emission, and will eventually exacerbate the man-made greenhous ...EnglishPermalinkPermalinkEnglishPermalink
IOM Report, 129. Report on the Second International Pyrgeometer Intercomparison (27 Sept - 15 Oct 2015, PMOD/WRC)EnglishPermalink
IOM Report, 128. Interlaboratory Comparison in the field of Temperature, Humidity and Pressure, in the WMO Regional Association VI (MM-ILC-2015-THP)The subject of this report is evaluation of the interlaboratory comparison in the field of measurement of temperature, humidity and pressure. The interlaboratory comparison was held within the framework of the MeteoMet 2 project, in the scope of proficiency testing scheme organized by the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Laboratory of Metrology and Quality (UL-FE/LMK), except pressure part. All the analysis were done in accordance with accredited procedures.EnglishPermalink
GAW Report, 235. Vegetation Fire and Smoke Pollution Warning and Advisory System (VFSP-WAS): Concept Note and Expert RecommendationsWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; IBBI ; The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) - WMO, 2018This concept note contains the expert recommendations resulting from discussions at the international workshop on Forecasting Emissions from Vegetation Fires and their Impacts on Human Health and Security in South-East Asia, which was hosted by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Jakarta, from 29 August to 1 September 2016. The workshop was organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Interdisciplinary Biomass Burning Initiative (IBBI) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction/International Wildfire Prepared ...EnglishPermalinkAbout the ICA site. Welcome to our new portalEnglish, French; SpanishPermalinkMammatus clouds over his house in Germantown, MDEnglishPermalink
Oversight, Report and Recommendations of the thirty-sixth meeting of the Financial Advisory Committee to the sixty-ninth session of the Executive CouncilEnglishPermalinkWorld 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.EnglishPermalinkWorld 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.EnglishPermalink
GCOS, 212. Report for 1st Meeting of GCOS/CCl Task Team on the use of Weather radar for Climate StudiesWorld 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.EnglishPermalink
GCOS, 211. Report of the Ninth GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-9)The 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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.English, French; SpanishPermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Day 2017 highlightsEnglishPermalinkThis document describes the underpinning skills that support the WMO competencies that relate to the use of satellite data by operational meteorologists.English, French; Spanish; Russian; Arabic; ChinesePermalinkEnglishPermalink
Integrated Drought Management Programme Working Paper, 01. Benefits of action and costs of inaction: Drought mitigation and preparedness – a literature reviewThis review of available literature on the benefits of action and costs of inaction of drought mitigation and preparedness shows that significant progress has been made over the past decade in improving understanding of droughts and their impacts. However, significant gaps in research, policy and practice remain. This paper reviews several methodologies for making economic drought impact assessments and describes the main obstacles and opportunities facing the transition from crisis management to risk management. It identifies drivers of ex ante and ex post action against drought and highlight ...EnglishPermalinkThis 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe regional activities under the WMO Tropical Cyclone Programme consist mainly of the programmes pursued by groups of countries acting in concert to improve their warning systems. In Region IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) there is a long history of collective action specifically designed to protect people and property from the severe tropical cyclones which are called hurricanes in the Region. A working group, known as the RA IV Hurricane Committee, was established by the seventh session of Regional Association IV (Mexico City, April May 1977) to promote such activities ...English, French; SpanishPermalink
WCDMP, 85. Ninth Seminar for Homogenization and Quality Control in Climatological Databases and Fourth Conference on Spatial Interpolation Techniques in Climatology and MeteorologyIn this paper we try to summarize the main topics of homogenization, quality control and spatial interpolation.EnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalinkBureau 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 ...EnglishPermalinkEnglish, French; SpanishPermalinkEnglishPermalink
White Paper on the Contribution of the Global Framework for Climate Services to Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030)Transforming 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.EnglishPermalinkThe goal of this Exemplar is to illustrate how the development and application of targeted climate products and services through the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) can advance efforts to better integrate climate information into the planning and operations of the energy sector. This will enable improved sustainability, resilience and efficiency of energy systems under ever-changing weather and climate conditions.EnglishPermalinkThe global community is rapidly putting in place measures to protect societies from adverse socioeconomic and environmental impacts caused by extreme weather-, climate- and water-related events, and also to take maximum advantage of any positive benefits of these changes that may exist. However, many projects are being undertaken in isolation, in the absence of mechanisms for alignment of the diverse efforts being made at project level, and without conforming to relevant international standards. This can result in duplication of efforts, which may prove unsustainable or ineffective in the long ...EnglishPermalink
GAW Report, 234. Global Atmosphere Watch Workshop on Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD)EnglishPermalink
GAW Report, 232. Report of the WMO/GAW Expert Meeting on Nitrogen Oxides and International Workshop on the Nitrogen CycleEnglishPermalink
A Disaster Risk Reduction Roadmap for the World Meteorological Organization : final draft (version 2.1), 31 March 2017The Roadmap is first and foremost a document that can be used by both WMO Members, partners and users to understand how NMHSs in partnership with other agencies contribute to increasing the resilience of communities, nations, regions, and the world under the above-mentioned frameworks, through a coordinated WMO-wide plan of action on DRR. It is hoped that this Roadmap will guide the Organization, in particular the NMHSs as well as key partners, in the development of its strategic and operating plans that fully take into account the contributions of the WMO community to all components and phase ...EnglishPermalinkWeather-related disasters pose a major threat to society, the environment and the economy. As the vulnerability to weather related hazards increases due to climate change, growing population, urbanization and other factors it is imperative to coordinate weather research targeted towards improving forecasts and warnings at international level. The impacts resulting from the underpinning hydro-meteorological events such as heat waves, droughts, floods, landslides, wind storms, landfalling tropical cyclones or severe convective storms are regional or local in nature. Many of these disasters, howe ...EnglishPermalink
Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations Open Programme Area Group on Remote-Sensing Technologies - Inter-Programme Expert Team on Operational Weather Radars : final reportThe 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 ...EnglishPermalink"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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalink
AeM Series, 01. Outcomes of the 2016-2017 Global Survey on Aeronautical Meteorological Service Provision : WMO Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology. Full reportA 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.EnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalink
IOM Report, 127. WMO International Conference on Automatic Weather Stations (ICAWS-2017) : "Automatic weather stations for environmental intelligence - the AWS in the 21st century"EnglishPermalink
Commission for Basic Systems Open Programme Area Group on Integrated Observing Systems, Expert Team on Aircraft-Based Observing Systems, third session : final reportEnglishPermalink
Commission for Basic Systems Open Programme Area Group on Integrated Observing Systems, Expert Team on Aircraft-Based Observing Systems: final reportThis 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 ...EnglishPermalink
IOM Report, 126. Quality Assessment using METEO-Cert : The MeteoSwiss Classification Procedure for Automatic Weather StationsIt 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.EnglishPermalinkThe Dobson Data Quality Workshop was the technological meeting of the Dobson total ozone data managers and experts from the central facilities of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme. The action was initiated by the recommendation of the 7th Ozone Research Managers Meeting that was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18-21 May 2008. The Scientific Advisory Group for Ozone (SAG-Ozone) of GAW provided expert guidance and the Solar and Ozone Observatory Hradec Kralove (SOO) of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) took the responsibility for the local arrangements of the workshop th ...EnglishPermalinkThis document has been prepared in the frame of WMO study SSA-2604-14/REM/PEX, for which the objective is to assess currently developing and future communications and technology impacts on AMDAR.EnglishPermalink
Commission for Basic Systems Open programme area group on integrated observing systems Inter-Programme Expert Team on satellite utilization and products, second session : meeting reportEnglishPermalink
WWRP/PPP, 04. WWRP Polar Prediction Project Implementation Plan for the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is planned for mid-2017 to mid-2019, centred on 2018. Its goal is to enable a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, prediction, verification, user-engagement and education activities. With a focus on time scales from hours to a season, YOPP is a major initiative of the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and a key component of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP). YOPP is being planned and coordinated ...EnglishPermalink
International Workshop on Satellite Analysis of Tropical Cyclones II (IWSATC-II), Report and Recommendations : final reportIn this report, we summarize the reported changes in TC satellite analysis techniques since IWSATC-I (2011) and highlight the continued development of existing objective analysis methods as well as the emergence of new algorithms.EnglishPermalink
International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship, third workshop (IBTrACS-III), Report and Recommendations : final reportThe 3rd international IBTrACS workshop was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 16-February-2016. This workshop was held in conjunction with the 2nd International Workshop on the Satellite Analysis of Tropical Cyclones, and so was an opportunity to have a good cross-section of the international tropical cyclone community in order to advance the work of IBTrACS in serving the needs and requirements of IBTrACS users. NCEI’s Kenneth Knapp conducted the workshop in person and was supported by members of NCEI’s IBTrACS team (Howard Diamond, James Kossin, Michael Kruk, and Carl Schreck) on the phone in help ...EnglishPermalinkEnglish, SpanishPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - WMO, 2016EnglishPermalinkEnglish, French; SpanishPermalinkEnglish, FrenchPermalink
Report and Recommendations of the Thirty-fifth Meeting of the Financial Advisory Committee to the Sixty-eighth session of the Executive Council : EC-68/INF. 16.1(5), 15.VI.2016EnglishPermalink
Commission for Basic Systems OPAG on Integrated Observing Systems - Implementation/coordination Team on Integrated Observing Systems (ICT-IOS), Ninth session : final reportThe Ninth Session of the CBS, Open Programme Area Group on Integrated Observing Systems (OPAG-IOS), Implementation-Coordination Team on Integrated Observing System (ICT-IOS) was held in Geneva, Switzerland at the headquarters of WMO over 18-21 April 2016. The primary focus of this team meeting was for the various expert teams and rapporteurs to provide their reports of progress on their work plans and activities over the inter-sessional period to the session and for the ICT-IOS to formulate its reporting to CBS at its 16th Session (November 2016), including its proposed working structure and E ...EnglishPermalinkVideo timelapse de las nubes de tipo Mammatus que tuvimos sobre nuestras cabezas tinerfeñas el dia 12 de septiembre 2016. las nubes llegan del sureste y avanzan en direccion noreste, pasando sobre el roque del conde en adeje, para al atrdecer, desaparecer. grabado con Nikon d5300 y Nikon d90 y con Nikor fish eye 10,5 f:2,8 y Tokina 11-16 mm f:2,8. lrtimelapse, y lightroom ccSpanishPermalink"This is my first time-lapse film I decided to put together. All scenes are shot in Florida from April - September 2016. This film is meant to showcase Florida's weather pattern from a stray shower to a fierce severe warned thunderstorm.
Through that time period, I had taken over 149,000 photos between the two cameras for this project. Less than half were used for the final production. Overall editing took about 2 months and was really because of the music choice as I had switched songs half way through the project.
***Technical*** - Equipment used was a Canon 6D ...EnglishPermalink"- Location name, latitude and longitude (map entry tool available) Teide National Park, Tenerife Canary islands Spain Latitude 28°16'32.97" longitude 16°43'46.11"W
-Climate Classification (Koppen scheme ; map entry available) BSh
- Type of location (land/sea or air) lans /sea
- Camera pointing direction NE
- Meteor type (e.g. clouds, lithometers, etc.) clouds
- Cloud Genera (e.g. Cirrocumulus, unknown, etc.) altocumulus lenticularis -cap clouds
metadata: nikon d5300 wide angle (18mm) seconds 0-16 and zoomed seconds 17-36. "EnglishPermalink"- Location name, latitude and longitude (map entry tool available) Teide National Park Tenerife Spain
latitude 28°16'51.83"N longitude 16°34'27.76"w
- Climate Classification (Koppen scheme ; map entry available) BSh
- Type of location (land/sea or air): land/sea
- Camera pointing direction.west
- Meteor type (e.g. clouds, lithometers, etc.) atmospheric optic : fogbows
- Cloud Genera (e.g. Cirrocumulus, unknown, etc.) fogbows
metadata : nikon d5300 with nikkor fish eye (ultra wide )"SpanishPermalinkThis publication provides a summary of a capacity building workshop on Data Rescue (DARE), Quality Control (QC), Homogenisation and Climate Change Indices held in Arusha, Tanzania from 9-14 November 2015 as part of the implementation of the Indian Ocean Data Rescue (INDARE) initiative. The National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Tanzania participated in the workshop and received the necessary knowledge and software to undertake QC and homogenisation of their climate time series and use them for analysing c ...EnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalinkEnglishPermalink