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Research activities focusing on advancing and promoting research activities on weathe r, its prediction and its impact on society.
Start date1 June 1998
The WMO's Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) fosters international coordination and partnerships between scientific and operational communities with the goal of meeting the cryosphere data and information need of Members and partners, in support of Earth system monitoring, modeling and prediction. GCW operates under the remit of the Infrastructure Commission (INFCOM).
The Executive Council Panel on Polar and High Mountain Observation, Research and Services (EC-PHORS) plays a meaningful role on overseeing, coordinating and monitoring how polar and high-mountain observations, research, services and policies are developed and implemented within and externally to WMO, in response of significant changes in the polar and high mountain environments.
Bulletin nº Vol 70 (2) - 2021
Publish Date: 7 October 2021
Photo caption (above): Antartica - abandoned Wilkins Base and Observing Station (courtesy Sue Barrell, Australia) Cryosphere The word "cryosphere" comes from the Greek word for cold, "kryos." The cryosphere is...
Publish Date: 6 October 2021
The World Meteorological Community and the international science community have welcomed the awarding of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics to pioneering climate scientists who laid the foundations for our understanding of the role of human activities and greenhouse gases in climate change. The award is especially timely as it comes on the eve of decisive UN Climate Change negotiations, COP26.
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (2) - 2015
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
Over the last decade, the scientific community has come to realize the important impacts of airborne dust on climate, human health, the environment and various socio-economic sectors.
Publish Date: 16 June 2021
WMO’s Global Cryosphere Watch community is supporting a new international project to strengthen observing systems in the Arctic in the face of rapid climate and environmental change.
Publish Date: 11 June 2021
Above normal air and sea-surface temperatures are expected over the majority of the Arctic regions in June, July, and August 2021. Lower to near normal ice cover is the predominant forecast while early to near normal break-up of sea ice is expected for most regions. This is according to a new seasonal climate outlook produced by the Arctic Climate Forum.
Publish Date: 20 May 2021
New observations show that the increase in Arctic average surface temperature between 1979 and 2019 was three times higher than the global average during this period – higher than previously reported - according to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP).
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMO is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.