Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology

Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction. Handbook

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Timely warning of impeding natural and environmental disasters, accurate climate prediction and detailed understanding of the status of global water resources: these are critically important everyday issues for the global community. Radio frequencies represent scarce and key resources used by meteorological services to measure and collect the observation data upon which analyses and predictions, including warnings, are based. This Handbook provides comprehensive technical information on the use of radio frequencies by meteorological systems for climate monitoring disaster prediction and detection. The soft-copy is exceptionally free-of-charge.



General structure of meteorological systems

To analyze, warn and predict the weather, modern meteorology depends upon near instantaneous exchange of weather information across the entire globe. The World Weather Watch (WWW), the core of the WMO Programmes, combines observing systems, telecommunication facilities, and data-processing and forecasting centres – operated by the 187 Member States – to make available meteorological and related geophysical information needed to provide efficient services in all countries.


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