China Meteorological Administration (CMA) set up a forecast and warning center for environmental meteorology of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei on Wednesday.
As a fresh move of China to respond to the air pollution in North China, the center is the first regional body for environmental meteorology in China, aiming to monitor and forecast haze, smog and other related environmental meteorology in Beijing and its neighboring Tianjin, Hebei and other North China areas. Forecast products and warning information will be released by this center including meteorological condition level for air pollution, and warnings of severe pollution weather, fog, haze and smog. Meanwhile, the center will also formulate and guide the environmental meteorology development for the region as well as make service standards and specifications.
In the near further, the center will improve regulatory framework, personnel training, operational platform construction, cooperative and linkage mechanism. In collaboration with other governmental sectors, the center will strengthen data sharing, and emergency coordination and exchange to enhance the action to mitigate the air pollution disaster, sai Zhang Xiaoling, director of the center. (Oct.17) >> More