Climate monitoring in Europe used to be done mainly on a national scale. As scientific interest is more and more focusing on the regional cross-border implications of a possible climate change, routine monitoring of regional climate for whole Europe is becoming more and more important. The need for a more co-ordinated approach to the preparation of climate system monitoring information led to the idea to publish an annual regional climate monitoring Bulletin. The eleventh session of the WMO Regional Association VI (RA VI), which took place in Oslo in May 1994, approved the proposal.
It is intended that the Bulletin should be a comprehensive publication to include recent information on climate in RA VI, covering the whole of Europe and the Middle East, as well as information on achievements in climate analysis and research during the year. Thus, it serves as regional contribution to global climate system monitoring and implies the good international co-ordination of the national meteorological and hydrological services.
The motivation of the national meteorological and hydrological services to contribute to the Bulletin is very high. About 40 member countries of RA VI deliver regularly interesting material (reports of significant weather events and graphics). The success of this publication with a current edition of approximately 2500 can be seen as a result of the fruitful European co-operation in the field of climatology.
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