April 2009

Feature articles


people in snow   WMO activities

A round-up of recent WMO activities in a variety of fields >> More



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World Climate Conference-3

Climate prediction and information for decision-making
Geneva, Switzerland
31 August – 4 September 2009
Geneva International Conference Centre

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World Meteorological Day 2009

Each year, on 23 March, the Secretariat and the 188 Member of the World Meteorological Organization, and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme.

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WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2008

The year 2008 ranked as one of the warmest years on record according to the analyses made by leading climate centres.

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Global crop production review, 2008

Prepared by the Joint Agricultural Weather Facility of the US Department of Agriculture

The following is an annual review of regional crop production, comparing 2008 with the previous year. For both the northern and the southern hemisphere, these summaries reflect growing-season weather for crops that were harvested in the calendar year of 2008.

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Benefits for climate monitoring and assessment of data rescue activities
by Phil Jones

In most regions of the world there are longer instrumental records than apparent in a cursory search of the website or archives of a National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS). In most cases this results from the NMHS not yet having digitized all the meteorological data in its archives.

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Weather services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games
Al Wallace and C. Doyle

The Meteorological Service of Canada of Environment Canada (EC), will be the official provider of weather information and forecasts for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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