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Meteoworld : April 2020
The overall health and performance of WMO coordinated Global Observing System is under continued monitoring during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Large parts of the system, for instance its satellite components and many ground-based observing networks, are either partly or fully automated, and are therefore expected to continue functioning without significant degradation for several weeks, and in some cases even longer.
The Extraordinary World Meteorological Congress from 11–22 October approved three sweeping initiatives to dramatically strengthen the world’s weather and climate services through a systematic increase in much-needed observational data and...
(Photo: The HKO staff launching a pilot balloon at the Tsim Sha Tsui Headquarters in the 1930s. (Courtesy of the family of Mr Heywood, former Director of the HKO)) The...