Published by: WMO ; 1952
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 10
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
Published by: WMO ; 1952
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 11
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
Published by: WMO ; 1952
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Russian, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
Published by: OMM, WMO ; 1952
- World Comparison of Radiosondes - Acte final volume III
Language(s): French, English
Format: Hard copy
Published by: WMO ; 1952
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Hard copy
PermalinkPermalinkSince 1993, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), through the Commission for climatology and in cooperation with its Members, has issued annual statements on the status of the global climate to provide credible scientific information on climate and its variability.
PermalinkThe Bulletin is produced biannually in English, French, Russian and Spanish editions. It contains articles on all aspects of meteorology, climatology, hydrology, the environment and related fields, that are specifically prepared for the journal. Each issue is planned around a selected theme considered to be of topical interest.
PermalinkThe newsletter outlined projects and news from the VCP, provided an update of development activities, and summarizes important meetings related to VCP and development activities. It was decommissioned in 2011.
PermalinkThe Least Developed Countries (LDCs) constitute a special category of countries that are characterized by extreme poverty, weak economies, inadequate institutional and human resources and often vulnerable to natural disasters.
PermalinkThe objective of the Programme on Cooperation in Water-related Issues (CWI) is to increase the effectiveness and visibility of the activities of NHSs through inter-organizational collaboration in the field of water. It also strives to enhance the role of hydrological data and information in tackling various environment issues.
PermalinkWorld 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 ...
PermalinkThe Global Telecommunication System (GTS) is defined as: "The co-ordinated global system of telecommunication facilities and arrangements for the rapid collection, exchange and distribution of observations and processed information within the framework of the World Weather Watch."
PermalinkThe main purpose of the Global Data-processing and Forecasting Systems (GDPFS) shall be to prepare and make available to Members in the most cost-effective way meteorological analyses and forecast products. The design, functions, organizational structure and operations of the GDPFS shall be in accordance with Members' needs and their ability to contribute to and benefit from the system.
PermalinkWebpage allowing online access to GCOS Publications (reports, technical papers, brochures, press releases and articles, posters ...)
PermalinkThe Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of WMO is a partnership involving 80 countries, which provides reliable scientific data and information on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its natural and anthropogenic change, and helps to improve the understanding of interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and the biosphere.
PermalinkPermalinkThis web site is provided and maintained by the Commission for Aeronautical Met Expert Team on Education and Training (CAeM ET/ET), a voluntary group convened under the auspices of the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme (AeMP) of the World Meteorological Organization. The CAeM ET/ET comprises aeronautical meteorology experts from around the world as nominated by individual WMO member states and then endorsed during CAeM XIV in Hong Kong in February 2010.
PermalinkPermalinkMETEOTERM is WMO terminology database. It contains specialized terminology in six languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. METEOTERM includes the International Meteorological Vocabulary, the International Glossary of Hydrology, the WMO abbreviations and acronyms and terms from related sciences that appear in WMO documents.
PermalinkPermalinkElectronic Newsletter focusing on issues related to the implementation and operation of the WMO Pilot RA VI Regional Climate Centre on Climate Monitoring Node (RCC-CM).
PermalinkPermalinkThis Museum of Weather Research celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). WWRP was established in 1998 to foster advances in weather prediction research that mitigate the impacts of high-impact weather events on society. WWRP coordinates scientific working groups as well as national and international research projects focused on specific high priority areas.
PermalinkThis booklet, produced jointly by the World Meteorological Organization and the World Farmers’ Organisation, will serve to provide background information on climate change and its causes, the impacts on agriculture, proposed adaptation and mitigation actions, and provide case studies with concrete examples of possible solutions for farmers. In particular, this booklet aims to offer insights into the following research question: what are the impacts of climate change on agriculture and how can farmers adapt to and mitigate climate change? The objective of the booklet is twofold. Farmers all ove ...
PermalinkPermalinkWhat’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 ...
PermalinkPermalinkhis global web site presents OFFICIAL weather observations, weather forecasts and climatological information for selected cities supplied by National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs) worldwide. The NMHSs make official weather observations in their respective countries. Links to their official weather service web sites and tourism board/organization are also provided whenever available. Weather icons are shown alongside worded forecasts in this version to facilitate visual inspection.
The media are welcome to make information presented in this web site available to ...
PermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) - WMOEstablished by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), the Virtual Laboratory for Training and Education in Satellite Meteorology (VLab) is a global network of specialized training centres and meteorological satellite operators working together to improve the utilisation of data and products from meteorological and environmental satellites.
PermalinkThe GCOS newsletter aimed to enhance communication and inform a broader GCOS community about recent developments, events and activities on a regular basis.
PermalinkThe fifteenth session of the Commission for Basic Systems (CBS-XV) (Jakarta, Indonesia, 10-15 September 2012) agreed the BUFR editions 3 and the CREX edition 1 should be removed from the Manual on Codes, Volume I.2 (WMO-No. 306) and retained on the WMO Website.
PermalinkFollowing a recommendation of some members, as a measure to avoid duplication of efforts, it was agreed to combine two important reports - the Annual WWW Tecnical Progress Report on the Global Data-Processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS) and the Annual Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Progress Report - into one, starting with the report for the year 2005.
This new combined annual publication will serve as a means of updating the rapidly evolving facilities, research and services being implemented at GDPFS/NWP Centres as requirements and technology advance.
It will also provid ...
PermalinkOSCAR is a resource developed by WMO in support of Earth Observation applications, studies and global coordination.
It contains quantitative user-defined requirements for observation of physical variables in application areas of WMO (i.e. related to weather, water and climate). OSCAR also provides detailed information on all earth observation satellites and instruments, and expert analyses of space-based capabilities.
The tool constitutes a building block of WIGOS and more specifically, the so-called Rolling Requirements Review process. OSCAR targets all users int ...
PermalinkThe newsletter is aimed at sharing the latest satellite-related information in areas such as imagery, data, products and training, including:
- Access to satellite imagery, data and products including application products
- Training activities currently available or planned
- News on meteorological satellites
- News on new services
- Progress reports on the Pilot Project
- Introduction to activities of other RAs and the WMO VLab
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 ...
PermalinkThe Regional Office for Europe initiates a regular RA VI Newsletter, which will be issued twice a year. The objective is to raise the awareness of RA VI Members of the numerous activities taking place in the Region. The Newsletter will provide information about the work of the RA VI subsidiary bodies - working groups and task teams, regional events in hydrometeorology, as well as, interesting activities conducted by Members and other partners. We would like to encourage all RA VI Members to send us information about important developments, projects, weather extremes and other interesting stori ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - WMO
PermalinkThe purpose of the WMO Fellowship Programme is to enable the fellowship holders to derive from their training the knowledge and professional competence which will increase their ability to make essential contribution to enhancing the capabilities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and enable them to participate more actively in the economic and social development of their countries.
PermalinkWMO data provide the basis for better understanding the climatology of severe weather and extreme events such as tropical cyclones, El Niño, floods, heat waves, cold waves, droughts and other natural hazards, contributing to saving both lives and property, and improving our understanding and monitoring of the climate system and environment. WMO has drawn attention to issues of major concern, such as ozone layer depletion, global warming, climate change and diminishing water resources.
WMO enhances the application of meteorological and hydrological information for the security and well-b ...
PermalinkThis is the reference publication on the existing facilities and services available in the operation of the WWW. It is an electronic publication in CD-ROM that includes Volumes A, C1, C2 and D, The data is kept up to date on a daily basis via the internet and a revised edition is issued yearly.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - WMOLaunched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. The PROVIA website provides an interactive platform for a growing network of scientists, practitioners and decision makers working towards identifying knowledge gaps and meeting policy needs in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation research.
PROVIA's vision is to create an interface between the scientific community and decision make ...
PermalinkThe main activities of the Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) are related to the development, implementation and operation of integrated systems for observing, data processing, data communication and data management, and to the provision of public weather services, in response to requirements of all WMO Programmes and opportunities provided by technological developments. CBS is the lead Technical Commission for the overall World Weather Watch Programme (WWW), the WMO Space Programme and the Public Weather Services Programme.
PermalinkThe WMO Polar Observations, Research and Services (PORS) activities promote and coordinate relevant programmes that are carried out in the Antarctic and Arctic regions by nations and by groups of nations. It interfaces with all WMO programmes, including the World Weather Watch (WWW), and other related programmes throughout the world, meeting global needs and requirements for meteorological observations, research and services in the polar regions.
PermalinkThe WMO Information system (WIS) is the single coordinated global infrastructure responsible for the telecommunications and data management functions. It is the pillar of the WMO strategy for managing and moving weather, water and climate information in the 21st century. WIS provides an integrated approach suitable for all WMO Programmes to meet the requirements for routine collection and automated dissemination of observed data and products, as well as data discovery, access and retrieval services for all weather, climate, water and related data produced by centres and Member countries in the ...
PermalinkWWW Data Management (WWW/DM) is the component within the WWW system that provides the support functions needed for the orderly and efficient overall management of meteorological data and products of the WWW system, in particular the standardised representation of data and metadata, and coordinates the monitoring of data availability and quality. The underlining principle in the WWW/DM design is the integration of the GOS, GTS, and GDPFS facilities into an efficient, well-coordinated, comprehensive system. The WWW/DM activities contribute to the development, implementation and operation of the ...
PermalinkThe Tropical Cyclone Programme is a part of WMO's Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department tasked to establish national and regionally coordinated systems to ensure that the loss of life and damage caused by tropical cyclones are reduced to a minimum.
PermalinkThe fifteenth World Meteorological Organization Congress (Geneva, May 2007), attended by 163 Member countries, confirmed serious concern at the continuous threat to radio frequency bands allocated for meteorological and related environmental systems expressed by the Fourteenth Congress and adopted Resolution 4 (Cg-XV) – Radio frequencies for meteorological and related environmental activities – in which WMO’s 188 Member states and territories are urged to make all efforts to do their utmost to ensure the availability and protection of suitable radio frequency bands required for meteorological ...
PermalinkThe Instruments and Methods of Observation Programme (IMOP) sets technical standards, quality control procedures and guidance for the use of meteorological instruments and observation methods in order to promote development documentation and world-wide standardization.
PermalinkGlobal Observing System (GOS): The coordinated system of methods and facilities for making meteorological and other environmental observations on a global scale in support of all WMO Programmes; the system is comprised of operationally reliable surface-based and space-based subsystems. The GOS comprises observing facilities on land, at sea, in the air and in outer space. These facilities are owned and operated by the Member countries of WMO each of which undertakes to meet certain responsibilities in the agreed global scheme so that all countries can benefit from the consolidated efforts.
PermalinkWMO's Emergency Response Activities (ERA) programme involves the application of specialized atmospheric dispersion-modelling techniques to track and predict the spread of airborne hazardous substances in the event of an environmental emergency. This kind of specialized application depends directly on the operational infrastructure of the numerical weather prediction systems that are implemented and maintained at many of the global, regional or national meteorological centres within WMO's World Weather Watch system.
PermalinkEstablished in 1963, the World Weather Watch -the core of the WMO Programmes- combines observing systems, telecommunication facilities, and data-processing and forecasting centres - operated by Members - to make available meteorological and related environmental information needed to provide efficient services in all countries.
PermalinkWWRP advances society's ability to cope with high impact weather through research focused on improving the accuracy, lead time and utilization of weather prediction. The WWRP includes working groups, experts teams and the THORPEX programme.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); et al. - WMOWorld Climate Impacts Assessment and Response Strategies Programme (WCIRP) is one of the WCP four sub-programs and is targeted at assessing the impacts of climate variability and changes that could markedly affect economic or social activities and thus contributing to the development of a range of socio-economic response strategies that could be used by governments and the community. UNEP is the leading agency within WCIRP and implements the programme in partnership with WMO, FAO, IPCC and UNFCCC Secretariats.
PermalinkThe World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme (WCDMP), a sub-program of the World Climate Programme (WCP), provides an international coordination of the WMO Climate System Monitoring. Priorities of WCDMP include the provision of guidance to the WMO Members in the area of climate data and climate assessment and monitoring; and the publication and dissemination of WMO authoritative reports on the status of the global climate. WCDMP offers in parallel a platform for an international collaboration for fostering high quality climate data sets and their exchange and undertaking capacity building a ...
PermalinkThe World Climate Applications and Services Programme (WCASP) fosters the effective application of climate knowledge and information for the benefit of society and the provision of climate services, including the prediction of significant climate variations both natural and as a result of human activity.
PermalinkThe Commission for Climatology advises and guides the activities of the World Climate Programme, through the World Climate Applications and Services Programme, and the World Climate Data and Monitoring Programmewhile providing support to many activities under the framework of the Climate Agenda.
PermalinkThe World Climate Programme (WCP) is an authoritative international scientific programme whose goals are to improve understanding of the climate system and to apply that understanding for the benefit of societies coping with climate variability and change. The World Climate Programme was established following the staging of the First World Climate Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in February 1979.
The World Climate Programme acts as an integrating and catalytic agent to initiate and coordinate activities in the areas of climate data collection, climate research, applications and train ...
PermalinkHOMS is the acronym for the Hydrological Operational Multipurpose System established by the World Meteorological Organization for the transfer of technology in hydrology and water resources.
This technology is usually in the form of descriptions of hydrological instruments, technical manuals or computer programs, material which has been made available for inclusion in HOMS by the Hydrological Services of member countries of WMO from the techniques which they themselves use in their normal operations. This is an important aspect of the HOMS philosophy in that it ensures that the technolo ...
PermalinkThe main objective of the Programme on Capacity Building in Hydrology and Water Resources Management (CBH) is to facilitate the rational development and operation of NHSs, including staff education and training, increased public awareness of the importance of hydrologicalactivities, and provision of support through technical cooperation activities. CBH aim, whose implementation cross-cuts with that of BSH and HFW programmes, is to provide guidance material to assist NHSs in implementing institutional improvements, to build their capacity to assess the economic and social benefits of the servic ...
PermalinkThe World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) is a WMO programme aiming at improving the basic observation activities, strengthening the international cooperation and promoting free exchange of data in the field of hydrology.
PermalinkThe objective of the Programme on Basic Systems in Hydrology (BSH) is to assist NHSs in the development and maintenance of their activities for the provision of data and products with an emphasis on quality assurance, thereby promoting the effective use of hydrological data and information in support of sustainable socio-economic development. It covers the collection, transmission and storage of hydrologic data and their analysis. It is designed to facilitate assessment and appreciation of the socio-economic benefits of hydrological data and information, provision of water-related services and ...
PermalinkThe Commission for Hydrology (CHy) shapes the water related activities of the WMO and addresses issues related to the basic hydrological observation network, water resources assessment, flood forecasting and management, adaptability to climate variability and change and promotes exchange of technology and capacity building. In particular the outcomes of its deliberations provide guidance to WMO Member countries and WMO Secretariat for the implementation of the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme of WMO.
PermalinkThe Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) is a joint initiative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP). It promotes the concept of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) as a new approach to flood management. The programme is being financially supported by the governments of Japan and Switzerland.
PermalinkAs the world enters the 21st Century, it faces many challenges, above all that of establishing a sustainable way of life that would not threaten future generations. One of the essential elements of life on this planet is freshwater. Sustainable development therefore demands sustainable management of the world's limited resources of freshwater. Water resources cannot be managed, however, unless we know where they are, in what quantity and quality, and how variable they are likely to be in the foreseeable future.
PermalinkThe mission of the CAS is, through the GAW and WWRP-THORPEX Programmes:
- Support research in atmospheric science
- Reduce and mitigate natural disasters
- Protect the environment
- Enhance understanding and response to environmental change
PermalinkWithin the United Nations , it is the responsibility of WMO to provide the authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the atmosphere and climate of the Earth. To this end, the Atmospheric Research and Environment Programme department co-ordinates and stimulates research on the composition of the atmosphere and weather forecasting, focusing on extreme weather events and socio-economic impacts. AREP supports global research initiatives under programmatic guidance from the Commission for Atmospheric Science (CAS). It does this through two programmes: the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and ...
PermalinkIn 1967, WMO set up the Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP) to encourage support and collaboration between the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its currently 189 Member countries. The VCP focuses on meeting the needs of Members through direct financing, and / or transfer of expertise and technology between Members.
PermalinkTechnical Cooperation ensures, through collaborative efforts of Members, for their mutual benefit, the enhancement and development of the capabilities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) so that they can contribute to and participate efficiently in the implementation of WMO Programmes, for the benefit of the global community and in support of national socio-economic development activities.
PermalinkThe overall objective of the Regional Programme (RP) is to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the six Regional Associations of the Organization in coordinating meteorological, hydrological, climatological and related activities of their Members. The RP provides a framework for regional cooperation in the implementation of the WMO strategies, policies and programmes taking into account regional requirements, capacities and priorities.
PermalinkThe Education and Training Office manages the Education and Training Programme, which serves as an advisory body on all aspects of technical and scientific education and training in meteorology and operational hydrology.
PermalinkDisaster risk reduction is at the core of the mission of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its 188 Members. WMO, through its scientific and technical programmes, its network of Global Meteorological Centres and Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres, and the NMHSs, provides scientific and technical services. This includes observing, detecting, monitoring, predicting and early warning of a wide range of weather–, climate- and water-related hazards. Through a coordinated approach, and working with its partners, ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - WMOWorldwide marine meteorological and oceanographic communities are working in partnership under the umbrella of the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, in order to respond to interdisciplinary requirements for met/ocean observations, data management and service products.