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Meteoterm is WMO terminology database. It contains specialized terminology in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. It includes the International Meteorological Vocabulary, the International Glossary of Hydrology and terms from related sciences that appear in WMO documents.
Public-Private Engagement Publication No. 1 Origin, Impact and Aftermath of WMO Resolution 40 In 2020, WMO celebrates its seventieth anniversary, and its community is again presented with both opportunities and...
“We venture by the present circular to invite the heads of Meteorological Institutes, the Meteorological and other Learned Societies, as well as private scientific men and practical observers in the...
Publish Date: 20 February 2020
WMO and the World Health Organization hosted a cross-sectoral dialogue on digital cooperation and Big Data in preparation for the United Nations World Data Forum 2020 in October 2020
Over the last years, WMO, in cooperation with various partners, has been developing a new approach for greater engagement between the public, private and academic sectors operating in the global weather enterprise. In 2018 and 2019 – at the 70th Session of its Executive Council and the 18th Session of the World Meteorological Congress – WMO refined guidance and policies to encourage and enable Members to pursue mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement with all sectors and stakeholders in order to enhance weather, climate and water services for business, individuals and society as a...
The Earth system is undergoing changes, with profound effects on the life it sustains. Subsequently the global agenda – the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction – reflects a strong focus on both immediate and long-term risks related to extreme weather, climate and water. The weight of responsibility is on the global meteorological, climatological and hydrological communities to embrace new ways of partnership and collaboration for a rapid advancement of science and service capabilities as a response to...
Publish Date: 18 February 2020
Unusual weather and climate conditions, including widespread and heavy rains since October 2019, have contributed to a serious and widespread Desert locust outbreak, which threatening rural food security across East Africa.
Publish Date: 14 February 2020
The Argentine research base, Esperanza, on the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula, set a new record temperature of 18.3°C on 6 February, beating the former record of 17.5°C on 24 March 2015, according to Argentina’s national meteorological service (SMN).