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Publish Date: 15 August 2023
Comprehensive new climate datasets have just been published after a massive two-year effort by members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The updated information from more than 140 countries and thousands of locations is the climate equivalent of a census and is vital for monitoring climate change and for climate sensitive sectors.
Publish Date: 14 August 2023
July 2023 was a hot and stormy month for the U.S., with flooding rain and scorching temperatures impacting much of the nation. 2023 is also marked by the most billion-dollar disasters for the first seven months of any year since 1980, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Read more >>
Bulletin nº Vol 71 (1) - 2022
Theme: Disaster risk reduction
Publish Date: 21 March 2022
Over the past 50 years, (1970-2019), a weather, climate or water-related disaster has occurred on average every day – taking the lives of 115 people and causing US$ 202 million in losses daily.
Date5 May 2022
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Date5 May 2022
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It is recognized that there is a need to better utilize and improve the monitoring of weather and climate extremes from space. Stakeholders to pursue this objective include satellite operators, WMO Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other relevant institutes. The pivotal role to be played by WMO was the reason to give visibility of the Space-based Weather and Climate Extremes Monitoring (SWCEM) to WMO members by the Resolution 6.1(5)/4 from the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) in June 2019.