World Meteorological Day

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World Meteorological Day was established in 1961 to commemorate the World Meteorological Organization creation on 23 March 1950. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries.[1][2][3][4]

World Meteorological Day
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Afghan stamps issued for the 1963 event
Significancesupport for environmental protection
Begins23 March 1961
Date23 March
Next time23 March 2023 (2023-03-23)
Frequencyannual

History and activitiesEdit

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), an organization of the United Nations, was created on 23 March 1950 to replace the International Meteorological Organization. It began operations in 1951 to coordinate member nation in the fields of meteorology, operational hydrology, and Earth sciences for the security of their population. The first World Meteorological Day was held on 23 March 1961.[5][6]

ThemesEdit

Under is a few of the themes of recent years:[6]

  • Early Warning and Early Action, 23 March 2022
  • The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather, 23 March 2021
  • Climate and Water, 23 March 2020
  • The Sun, the Earth and the Weather, 23 March 2019[7]
  • Weather-ready, climate-smart, 23 March 2018
  • Understanding clouds, 23 March 2017
  • Hotter, drier, wetter - Face the future, 23 March 2016
  • Climate knowledge for Climate Action, 23 March 2015
  • Weather and Climate: Engaging youth, 23 March 2014
  • Watching the weather to protect life and property: Celebrating 50 years of World Weather Watch, 23 March 2013
  • Powering our future with weather, climate and water, 23 March 2012
  • Climate for you, 23 March 2011
  • 60 years of service for your safety and well-being (2010)
  • Weather, climate and the air we breathe (2009)
  • Observing our planet for a better future (2008)
  • Polar meteorology: Understanding global impacts (2007)
  • Preventing and mitigating natural disasters (2006)
  • Weather, climate, water and sustainable development (2005)
  • Weather, climate, water in the information age (2004)
  • Our future climate (2003)[8]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who we are". World Meteorological Organization. 2 December 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "World Meteorological Day". www.newvision.co.ug. Archived from the original on 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ Hartston, William (23 March 2017). "Top 10 facts about meteorology". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "World Meteorological Organization (WMO)". World Meteorological Organization. 2 December 2016. Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ "23 mars : journée météorologique mondiale". Comprendre la météo (in French). Météo-France. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Previous World Meteorological Days". OMM. 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Weather-ready, climate-smart". World Meteorological Day. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Previous World Meteorological Days". World Meteorological Day. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.

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