We have just received a print copy of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Annual Report (WMO No. 1190) which provides highlights for 2016.
Topics discussed include earth observation, data processing, forecasts systems, weather services, climate observations, flash flood guidance, global hydrological status, disaster risks reduction, ocean monitoring,development goals and drought.
Persons wishing to view this document can either send me an email or visit me at my desk.
WMO Annual Report 2016 Highlights
Posted in Library Collection, Uncategorized
Tagged annual report, climate, climate observing, drought, early warning, flash flood, forecasts, hydrology, water, weather, WMO
Through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program webinar’s are provided on a monthly basis.
Please see the information below and the relevant registration link for one of their upcoming webinars.
This virtual conference titled “After the Drought”, carded for the September 6th, 2017, will provide insight into mitigating efforts used across the United States in recent drought situation. Thus, participants will learn about measures that were used to manage both surface water and groundwater resources during the drought periods.
Clicking on the link will provide relevant pricing for members (who are offered discounted prices) and non-members.
Persons conducting research in this area are also invited to submit abstracts for video clips that would be used in the conference. You can find such guidelines here.
I do hope that some members of staff will be to register for this conference and take advantage of the information provided.
To celebrate World Environment Day, which is celebrated on June 5th, Wiley has made available a wide range of journal articles (free to read for two weeks) on topics such as environment, water, water resources, groundwater, irrigation and drainage, sustainability, restoration and remediation.
You can see the list of journal articles here.
Happy reading guys 🙂
P.S. Happy World Environment Day!
With many persons insisting that climate change is not actually taking place, (I’m hoping none of our staff are included in that group, but if you are this article is for you too) this article digitally published by Dork Sahagian on 30 March, 2017, provides five questions and answers that can be used to change the minds of those “climate contrarians” (Sahagian, 2017).
Source: Responding to Climate Change Deniers with Simple Facts and Logic
Sahagian, D. (2017, March 30). Responding to Climate Change Deniers with Simple Facts and Logic. Retrieved June 02, 2017, from https://eos.org/editors-vox/responding-to-climate-change-deniers-with- simple-facts-and-logic
A new issue of the Eos Earth, Space and Science magazine (Volume 98 Issue 6) is now available for viewing.
Eos Earth, Space and Science News Volume 98 Issue 6
This issue highlights topics such as finding career fit, microwave maps and spatial resolution, tracking wildfires with satellite images, freshwater carbon cycle, aerosol effects, fingerprinting tremors and forecasting volcanic eruptions, reducing disaster impacts, topographic imaging and geoscience to name a few.
Persons interested in viewing this magazine can email me or check me at my desk.
Posted in Digital information
Tagged Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, carbon, disaster impacts, earthquakes, fingerprinting tremors, freshwater, ice loss, magnetic field, mapping, satellite imaging, spatial resolution, wildfires
This is just a gentle reminder, to accompany the previous email, to submit soft copy versions of all reports and assessments produced in-house to facilitate information-sharing among members of staff, as well as, the means to keep such research up-to-date.
All submissions can be submitted through the departments’ intranet.
With hurricanes being highly destructive, whether to property or human life, one should definitely be mindful of the hurricane season, while making the necessary preparations. Read on to learn what scientists have to say about the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, within the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, in this informative article by JoAnna Wendel, and take note of the safety measures provided.
Source: Scientists Predict Active Hurricane Season