October 2007 Downloads & Links

New weather and climate Websites


New World Weather/Climate Extremes Archive

Randy Cerveny, professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and Rapporteur on Climate Extremes of WMO’s Commission for Climatology, has overseen the development of an WMO/ASU online World Weather/Climate Extremes Archive to track, and establish an authoritative list of, world, hemispheric and continental extremes record of such events.

The aim is to understand weather patterns and climate shifts, which could provide clues to climate change.

See WMO Bulletin feature article A new western hemisphere 24-hour rainfall record.


UN launches climate change Website

WMO participated in the initiative of the United Nations to launch the Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change.

This new Website highlights the wide-ranging work of the various parts of the United Nations system on the issue of climate change, including reports of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and updates on the latest developments in efforts to reach international agreement.


New Web-based interactive climate database

The Tokyo Climate Center of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has launched a Web-based interactive climate database ClimatView. The Website will help not only all National Meteorological and Hydrological Services but also other institutions and individuals in the global monitoring and analysis of climate and its variations.

The JMA and the Deutscher Wetterdienst are Surface Network Monitoring Centres of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). WMO is a co-sponsor of GCOS.

GCOS Surface Network Monitoring Centre activities





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