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Publish Date: 2 March 2015
In 2015, the WMO Regional Meteorological Training Centres (RMTCs) that became the cornerstone of efforts to promote education and training, celebrate 50 years. How did they come to be and how have they evolved over the last decades? Most importantly, in the current environment of privatized meteorological service providers, do they remain pertinent?
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
Hydrological conditions in Australia are among the most variable on Earth. Its streamflow regime can go through prolonged periods of droughts such as the “Millennium drought” that occurred between 1997 and 2000 across most parts of eastern Australia. This variability has a profound impact on the management of water resources in Australia, and more specifically on the management of risks related to water supply for urban, irrigation and environmental needs.
Bulletin nº Vol 63 (1) - 2014
Publish Date: 1 March 2014
Based on the UNEP Global Environment Alert Service (GEAS) bulletin January 2014 Diversion of water sources has caused the Aral Sea in Central Asia to decline significantly over the past five decades.
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (Special Issue) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 June 2013
In 2009 when world leaders from 155 countries agreed to establish a Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), a challenge was launched to both the scientific community and the users of climate services to galvanize collaborative efforts to develop effective climate services in support of decision-making.
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (2) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 October 2013
Meteorology has made significant progress in the quality and diversity of services since the launch of the World Weather Watch (WWW).
Bulletin nº Vol 61 (2) - 2012
Publish Date: 1 November 2012
Humanity must be able to anticipate future climate with some reasonable degree of confidence in order to innovate and adapt successfully. The proposed Global Framework for Climate Services promises to meet the challenge of providing effective climate services for decision-making in four initial priority areas – agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction, health and water – before expanding to provide such services to a broader spectrum of users.
Bulletin nº Vol 61 (1) - 2012
Publish Date: 1 July 2012
Sustainable development holds the promise for a better future for all. Information on weather, climate and water – important factors affecting all areas of human activity – is critical to decision-making for sustainable development.
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 58 (1) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 January 2009
The theme of World Meteorological Day this year is “Weather, climate and the air we breathe”. This issue of the Bulletin is conceived around the same theme, with articles on air quality and its manifestation in urban and surrounding regions, couplings with weather and climate change and the impact of pollutant deposition, including nitrogen, on the upper ocean. It opens with a message from the Secretary-General on the occasion of World Meteorological Day, as is customary in the January Bulletin.