Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG, Chinese: 地球物理暨氣象局; Portuguese: Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofisicos) is a department of the Macao Government. It provides weather forecasts and issues warnings on weather-related hazards. It also provides geophysical-related services to meet the needs of the public and the shipping, aviation, industrial and engineering sectors.

Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau
  • 澳門地球物理暨氣象局
  • Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofisicos
Agency overview
Formed1952
HeadquartersTaipa Grande, Taipa, Ilhas, Macao
Employees101
Websitewww.smg.gov.mo
(in Chinese, Portuguese, and English)

OverviewEdit

The Meteorologic and Geophysic Services was established in 1952 as a government agency after taking over the role from the Portuguese Navy. Meteorological data had been recorded in Macau since 1861 with online data back to 1901.[1] It was renamed the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau following the handover in 1999.

ServicesEdit

 
Headquarter of the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau
  • Meteorological Monitoring
  • Seismological Monitoring
  • Climate & Atmospheric Environment
  • Telecommunications & Processing

Buildings in the ObservatoryEdit

The SMG's headquarters and observatory is located at Rampa do Observatório on Taipa Grande.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Introduction". Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau. Archived from the original on 2009-06-24.

See alsoEdit