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Meteorological day

25 may

World Meteorological Day 2011

World Meteorological Day Theme 2011 - "Climate for you"
World Meteorological Day Significance
World Meteorology Day is observed on 23 March everyyear. Commemorates the founding of the World Meteorological Organization by the WMO Convention in 1950. Marks a significant occasion for the World Meteorological Organization. Is celebrated by 188 members of the World Meteorological Organization worldwide. In 1951, the WMO was designated a specializedagency of the United Nations.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO). IMO was founded in 1873 and established in 1950. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of United Nations dealing with:
*.Meteorology (weather and climate),
*.Operational hydrology
*.Geophysical sciences
World Meteorological Day Objectives
World Meteorological Day is celebrated keeping in mind the following aims:
*.To promote global cooperation in the establishment of meteorological observation stations.
*.To promote establishment of stations for hydrological and geophysical observations.
*.To promote maintenance and upkeep of observation stations and equip them adequately with resources for research and equipment.
*.To promote the establishment and maintenance of systems for the rapid exchange of meteorological and related information
*.To promote standardization of meteorological and related observations and to ensure the uniform publication of observations and statistics
*.To increase the scope of meteorology to other areas like aviation, shipping, water problems, agriculture and other human activities;
*.To promote development in operational hydrology and encourage close co-operation between Meteorological and hydrologicalServices;
*.To promote research and training in meteorology and inrelated fields.
*.To promote international collaboration in research andtraining.
World Meteorological Day Message
World Meteorological Day is celebrated to deliver the following messages to the public:
*.Provide information for better understanding of climatic variability and change.
*.Assist in understanding the impact of meteorology on environment and surroundings.
*.Ways to implement climatic application to address environmental concerns.
World Meteorological Day Themes
Let us now observe WMO themes that have been adopted in the past five years:
*.2011 - Climate for you
*.2010 - 60 years of service for your safety and well-being
*.2009 - Weather, climate and the air we breathe
*.2008 - Observing our planet for a better future
*.2007 - Polar meteorology: Understanding global impacts
*.2006 - Preventing and mitigating natural disasters
*.2005 - Weather, climate, water and sustainable development
*.2004 - Weather, climate, water in the information age
*.2003 - Our future climate.

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