WMO monitoring meteorological conditions in quake-hit area

WMO monitoring meteorological conditions in quake-hit area



14 March 2011

The World Meteorological Organization has activated its Environmental Emergency Response mechanism in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan.

WMO is coordinating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the meteorological situation, and in particular with respect to WMOs Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo and Obninsk) that are closely monitoring the situation. These centres are responsible for developing predictions of the trajectories and spreading of contaminants following environmental accidents with cross-border implications.

The information is for the use of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to advise their respective government agencies, and for the IAEA which manages nuclear safety for its State Parties. 

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