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Bulletin nº Vol 56 (3) - 2007
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
The Secretary-General, Mr Michel Jarraud, recently made official visits to a number of Member countries as briefly reported below. He wishes to place on record his gratitude to those Members for the kindness and hospitality extended to him.
Publish Date: 1 October 2007
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 was successfully launched by WMO and the International Council for Science on 1 March 2007. The fundamental concept of IPY is an intensive burst...
Publish Date: 1 October 2007
The lack of reliable, frequently updated information on the Earth’s polar ice caps is a significant problem for weather forecasting, affecting forecast skill for the entire planet. The poor numerical weather prediction (NWP) skill for the Arctic region and the Earth’s northern territories is caused primarily by errors in determining initial conditions, which depend on the quality of initial data.
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (2) - 2015
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
The cryosphere is a major indicator of global climate change and plays a fundamental role in the climate system. Despite advances in numerical modelling, the reliability of long-term climate change...
Start date21 March 2017
End date24 March 2017
Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
The Session will review activities under the Observations, Research and Services frameworks of EC-PHORS, consider recommendations from the Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) Steering Group, provide further guidance to them, and...
Publish Date: 20 November 2017
The United States has launched the first of its new generation of highly advanced polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. Known as JPSS-1 (for Joint Polar Satellite System), the new satellite is the first in a series of missions that the US is contributing to the space-based component of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) through to 2038.
Bulletin nº Vol 63 (2) - 2014
Publish Date: 3 November 2014
The science community is concerned: many established researchers plan to retire in the coming decade and there is a dearth of early and mid-career researchers ready to take their place and contribute in a meaningful way. Unless young scientists are encouraged, trained and mentored in various scientific fields knowledge gaps will occur.
Publish Date: 3 March 2015
Weather prediction has achieved immense progress, driven by research and increasingly sophisticated telecommunication, information technology and observational infrastructure. Predictive skill now extends in some cases beyond 10 days, with an increasing capability to give early warning of severe weather events many days ahead.
Theme: Environmental challenges
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, signed in 1987, has been successful in that the amount of chlorofluorocarbons is now slowly diminishing. A common misunderstanding, however, is the belief that the ozone problem has been solved and the ozone layer is back to its original state.