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Bulletin nº Vol 63 (1) - 2014
Publish Date: 1 March 2014
By WMO Secretariat Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) contribute to all areas of WMO’s work while gaining hands-on experience in the international arena working with experts from around the world.
Sand and dust storms are common meteorological hazards in arid and semi-arid regions. They are usually caused by thunderstorms – or strong pressure gradients associated with cyclones – which increase wind speed over a wide area. These strong winds lift large amounts of sand and dust from bare, dry soils into the atmosphere, transporting them hundreds to thousands of kilometres away. Some 40% of aerosols in the troposphere (the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere) are dust particles from wind erosion.
Bulletin nº Vol 56 (4) - 2007
Publish Date: 1 October 2007
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Bulletin nº Vol 58 (3) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 July 2009
Six years after opening, in January 2003, the International Centre on “El Niño” Research (CIIFEN) has succeeded in consolidating its presence in Central and South America by providing climate information services designed principally for users and decision-makers.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (4) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 October 2008
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Main Project: Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) – Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa The WMO Public Weather Services (PWS) programme has implemented projects for many years that...
Bulletin nº Vol 65 (1) - 2016
Theme: Disaster risk reduction
Publish Date: 21 March 2016
Climate-related displacement is already a global reality. Every year, the lives of millions of people are affected when they are displaced by the impacts of weather and climate hazards. Some of the largest disasters make the international headlines, but most disasters do not even make the national news.