June 2009

Feature articles


balloons in the sky   WMO activities

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




Mr Pachauri

Interview with Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Rajendra Pachauri was elected Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2002 and re-elected in 2008. During his chairmanship, in 2007, the IPCC published its Fourth Assessment Report and won the Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Mr Al Gore, former US Vice-President and environmental campaigner. >> More


water spout


Adaptation to a variable and changing climate: challenges and opportunities for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

Scientific Lecture delivered to the 61st session of the WMO Executive Council
(EC-XLI), Geneva, 11 June 2009

by John W. Zillman

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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

>> More


cracked earth

Drought management plan for Ankara, Turkey

by Abdullah Ceylan

Since the 1970s, in the eastern Mediterranean basin and some cities of Turkey having a Mediterranean rainfall regime, significant decreases have been observed in annual total rainfall >>More

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Rainfall prediction and socio-economic implications for Nigeria in 2009

by Nigeria Meteorological Agency

Every year the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) produces and issues Rainfall Prediction for Nigeria. This exercise is in pursuance of the Agency’s mandate of advising Government on all aspects of meteorology. In Nigeria, as in other sub-Saharan countries, rainfall is the key factor that determines yields and success of the other socio-economic activities. >> More




How do weather and climate impact health?

Message from Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO, on the occasion of
World Health Day 2009 (7 April)

Climate variability and climate change have a huge impact on many health factors. In particular, extreme weather events can be an aggravating factor for many health issues. >> More




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