The JMA/WMO Workshop on Quality Management of Surface Observations - RA II WIGOS Project was held at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, from 19 to 23 March 2018. The event was attended by 28 experts from 10 National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in WMO Regional Association II (RA II) (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam), the Regional Instrument Centre (RIC) Beijing (China), RIC Manila (the Philippines), the WMO/CIMO Lead Centre on Precipitation Intensity (University of Genoa, Italy) and WMO.
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Bogotá, junio 14 de 2018. El Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales IDEAM, siguiendo con la operación del Sistema de Monitoreo de Bosques y Carbono para Colombia, gracias al apoyo financiero del Programa Visión Amazonía, la Iniciativa GEF “Corazón de la Amazonía” y el proyecto Forests2020 presentó la actualización de cifras de monitoreo de bosques correspondientes al año 2017. Dicha actualización incluye información de monitoreo de la superficie de bosque natural, de la superficie deforestada y caracterización de causas y agentes de deforestación a nivel nacional, regional y local.
Roshydromet provides operational hydrometeorological information to all viewers, organizers of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and providing services. This work involves the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia, as a centre for the collecting and dissemination of prognostic information, and specialists of regional prognostic offices of Roshydromet from the cities which host football matches.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) began the operation of its new supercomputer system on 5 June 2018. The system has 10 times more capacity in terms of meteorological numerical calculation than its predecessor, and can also process larger amounts of data at higher speeds.
JMA leverages its supercomputer for a variety of numerical calculations in monitoring and prediction of weather and climate conditions over periods ranging from the short term to several months ahead, and utilizes the results to support the output of meteorological information for use in disaster prevention, daily life, socio-economic activity and a variety of other areas.
The Agency plans to utilize the new supercomputer for precise early prediction of typhoons and localized torrential rain and for improvements in various types of information, including sequential prediction on scales ranging from weeks to months.
May 2018, was warmer than normal in temperatures with below average relative humidities, precipitation and wind speed. The mean temperature of the month was 31.5°C which is 1.7°C above the long-term normal.