WMO and ITU update radio frequency handbook

WMO and ITU update radio frequency handbook



12 April 2017

The World Meteorological Organization and International Telecommunications Union have  renewed their commitment to working together for the protection and optimal use of the radio frequency spectrum essential for the remote sensing of our atmosphere and exchange of information.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and ITU Director-General Houlin Zhao signed a memorandum of understanding to update the Handbook on the Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology.

The handbook provides comprehensive technical information on the use of radio frequencies by meteorological systems, including meteorological satellites, radiosondes, weather radars, wind profiler radars, spaceborne remote sensing, etc.

It is intended for all users, practitioners, technicians, developers and other interested parties and individuals of the meteorological and radiocommunication communities, including governmental institutions and industry,

The handbook and the NMHS Guide to participation in Radio Frequency Coordination (WMO No 1159) are the basic tools for NMHS participation in frequency coordination and provide national frequency regulators and managers with information about NMHSs' usage and dependency on spectrum.

The handbook will be published later this year ahead of a joint ITU/WMO seminar in October which will bring together experts from national meteorological services and national radiofrequency regulators

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