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Bulletin nº Vol 64 (1) - 2015
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
Governments, private companies and individuals are demanding ever more sophisticated climate services, as manifested by the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). But parts of the ocean observation network – paramount to the delivery of climate services – are at risk, and the evolution of climate prediction systems is not keeping pace in terms of accuracy and reliability. We are at a critical stage in observing and predicting the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (2) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 October 2013
by Markus Heene | The past two years have been marked by intensive efforts to complete the WMO Information System (WIS) and make it fully operational.
Publish Date: 1 March 2013
Weather and climate know no national borders. The transformation of the International Meteorological Organization into the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950 was an essential response to the need to strengthen global cooperation in this scientific area. In 1960, the Executive Council of WMO established World Meteorological Day to build public awareness of the services provided by National Meteorological Services and WMO. These services involve the observation, collection, processing and dissemination of meteorological, hydrological and other related data and products. The 23rd of...
Publish Date: 1 March 2013
Theme: Seamless Prediction of the Earth System: from nowcasting through medium range to seasonal forecasts Weather prediction is achieving immense progress. Driven by research and by the development of ever more sophisticated infrastructure – in telecommunications, computerization and observation systems – predictive skill now extends, in some cases, beyond 10 days. Warnings of severe weather events are now issued many days in advance. Partly due to these advances, the needs of the users have simultaneously diversified, and now routinely encompass “environmental” prediction products related...
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 60 (1) - 2011
Publish Date: 1 May 2011
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind. We have the means today to bring life-saving information to those who need it most, and a responsibility to make...
Publish Date: 1 November 2010
by Andrew Thow Climate services are a key to supporting Haiti’s effort to rebuild its country, after the devastating earthquake early this year.
Publish Date: 1 January 2010
With this year’s World Meteorological Day, WMO celebrates “60 years of service for your safety and well-being”. This issue of the Bulletin joins the celebration, taking a look at the...