Volume 63 (2) - 2014

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WMO maintained its committment to Engage Youth in Weather and Climate throughout 2014.

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Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists

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.

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Women in Meteorology
Women in Meteorology

At international, national and local levels, there is a drive to improve access for women to technology, information, science education and technical training and to strengthen the position of women scientists and technologists.

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The Impact of Climate Change: Migration and Cities in South America
The Impact of Climate Change: Migration and Cities in South America
By Elizabeth Warn, Susana B. Adamo

Cities – particularly megacities – are becoming focal points for climate change impacts.

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Air Quality and Human Health, a priority for joint action
Air Quality and Human Health, a priority for joint action
By Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot (WHO/WMO Joint Climate and Health Office), Liisa Jalkanen (WMO Secretariat); Heather Adhair-Rohani (WHO)

Air quality, weather and climate, and human health are closely linked.

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Observing the Global Atmosphere by Instrumented Passenger Aircraft - The Story of IAGOS
Observing the Global Atmosphere by Instrumented Passenger Aircraft - The Story of IAGOS
By Valerie Thouret, Univ. Paul Sabatier III, Toulouse and Andreas Petzold, Forschungszentrum Jülich

The In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System (IAGOS) uses ommercial passenger aircraft as a platform for the measurement of the composition of the
atmosphere.

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UN Climate Summit
UN Climate Summit

The UN Climate Summit brought together 100 Heads of State and Government, along with chief executives from the financial world, business and civil societies to give new momentum to the search for answers to the challenges posed by climate change.

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UN Climate Summit
GFCS Climate Services Adaptation Programme in Africa supports Maasai Community in Tanzania

The “Climate Services Adaptation Programme in Africa” is the first multi-agency initiative to be implemented under the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).

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Building a Weather-Ready Nation 
Engaging students in meteorology
Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Engaging students in meteorology
By Douglas Hilderbrand, Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Lead, Of fice of the Director, National Weather Service

Across the United States of America and around the globe, extreme weather is wreaking havoc on increasingly vulnerable communities.

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Pinpointing Climate Change
Pinpointing Climate Change
By Audrey Resutek and Erwan Monier, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

How severely will climate change affect different regions the United States? It depends on climate policy, says new research by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

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Risk Info Risk Information: Documenting Loss and Damage Associated with Natural Hazards and Extreme Climate Events

Hazard information is fundamental for calculating risks of disasters before they occur and for documenting the losses and damage afterwards.

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Risk Quantifying risk before disasters occur: hazard information for probabilistic risk assessment
By Manuela Di Mauro, Risk Knowledge Section, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Risk is a forward looking concept that implies an eventuality of something that can occur.

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Preparing the use of New Generation Geostationary Meteorological Satellites Preparing the use of New Generation Geostationary Meteorological Satellites
By Dr. Tillmann Mohr, winner of the 58th International Meteorological Organization IMO Prize (2013)

Seven new generation geostationary satellites will be launched into positions over the equator within the next five years.

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E-book review: Communicating Hydrometric Data Quality: What, How and Why E-book review: Communicating Hydrometric Data Quality: What, How and Why
By Thomas H. Yorke, Jérôme Le Coz and Tony Boston

The availability of adequate fresh water for human consumption, agriculture, industries, cooling of industrial and electric generating facilities, and aquatic and riparian resources is critical, or will become so, in all countries.

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UN Conference on Small Island Developing States Apia, Samoa 2014 Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 1 to 4 September in Apia, Samoa. It focused the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

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 25 YEARS
GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE WATCH (GAW)
GAW RESEARCH ENABLING SERVICES TO WMO MEMBERS THROUGH:

1989 – 2014: 25 YEARS OF GAWPdf

  Forthcoming Event

Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather & Climate Services
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