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April 2012

Feature articles


umbrella       News in brief

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

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Global crop production review

The following is an annual review of regional crop production, comparing 2011 with the previous year. For both the northern and southern hemisphere, these summaries reflect growing season weather for crops that were harvested in the calendar year of 2011. Unless otherwise noted, statistics quoted are based on crop estimates released by the United States Department of Agriculture in February 2012.

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smoke on the water


Smoke on the water

Most of Europe will remember the first two weeks of February 2012 as the coldest in a long time – as a matter of fact since 1985.

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visual world met day 2012

World Meteorological Day 2012

Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 189 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme: Powering our future with weather, climate and water

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Mr. Park Yong Dai, former Administrator of the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) passed away on 17 December 2011

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New books received

WMO receives a number of books during the year pertaining to meteorology, hydrology, climatology, water resources, the environment and related fields for review in MeteoWorld.

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