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observatory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) at Mauna Loa in Hawaii has celebrated its 50th
anniversary. NOAA—the parent agency of the National
Weather Service—dedicated the facility on 28 June 1956
as a site to measure solar radiation and atmospheric trace
gases that could potentially change the Earth’ s
later began monitoring air quality and changes in the
stratosphere, the latter primarily to track the ozone hole
and its recovery.
Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology–MeteoSwiss–is
celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2006.
acquired a minibus equipped with the latest computer
hardware needed for making in situ weather forecasts,
MeteoSwiss can now accompany local events, which are often
sports fixtures, besides demonstrating its technical
gave a demonstration on 8 and 9 July in the Musée de la
Science, Parc de la Perle du Lac, Geneva. The programme also
included 50 or so other stands demonstrating the exciting
world of Science under the theme Evolution–Revolution.
partner organization, the European Organisation for the
Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT),
establishes and maintains operational satellites which
serve the meteorological and environmental interests of
Europe's National Weather Services, as well as an
ever-growing community of international users. It was
founded on 19 June 1986.
more information about anniversary celebrations and how
EUMETSAT has developed over the years, see: http://www.eumetsat.int
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