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Publish Date: 1 April 2009
Activities involving transportation are inherently more sensitive to weather events than activities that are located in a single place. Consider an individual contemplating a ten minute walk to his favourite coffee shop: indoors, he is not particularly weather-sensitive but once outdoors, the situation changes substantially.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (4) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 October 2008
This issue of the WMO Bulletin considers the theme “Weather services for everyone” and highlights various key aspects of public weather services (PWS). Gerald Fleming examines the concept of service...
Publish Date: 9 June 2016
As the world’s climate changes, hazards to human health are increasing. Droughts, floods and cyclones affect the health of millions of people each year. There is also a close relationship between climate and diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, meningitis and respiratory ailments, which cause death and suffering for many millions more. Fortunately, scientific advances have increased the range and accuracy of climate services that can be effectively used to protect public health from extreme weather and climate. These are showcased in a new collection of case studies from the World...
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (1) - 2015
Theme: Environmental challenges
Publish Date: 3 March 2015
Fast-growing urbanisation, environmental deterioration and climate change are making individuals, organisations and businesses more vulnerable to meteorological and environmental hazards. Modern life requires detailed knowledge about our immediate personal environment – the climate and weather as well as the air, water and soil quality – at work, home or play, may we be indoors or out.
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
Capacity-building for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) is a priority for many developing and Least Developed Countries.
Publish Date: 1 January 2008
Since 2002, there have been a number of initiatives and accomplishments having a significant impact on the World Weather Watch. Indeed, not since the 1960s has there been so much emphasis and worldwide attention on the knowledge of the environment …
Publish Date: 24 August 2016
The achievement of certification of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIM) as the Organization for meteorological services provider on the 12 th of August 2016 is great milestone in the...