Today, Thursday March 23, the world meteorological day to commemorate the signing, in 1950, of the agreement establishing the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as the United Nations (UN) body responsible for ensuring international cooperation in meteorological matters.
The motto for this year 2023 is “The future of weather, climate and water across generations”, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This year, particular emphasis is placed on “Past achievements, current progress and future potential”.
Its purpose is to provide daily weather forecasts and advise policy makers on climate variability and change. Thus, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) community supports actions to protect lives and property from extreme weather conditions. Additionally, it promotes long-term climate resilience, working to help society understand the inextricable link between the ocean, climate and weather.
The importance of World Meteorological Day
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) states the following:
This year’s World Meteorological Day highlights past achievements, current advancements and future possibilities in meteorological science. Our climate is more extreme, our ocean is warmer and more acidic, sea levels have risen, and glaciers and ice are melting.WMO
The good news is that rapid advances in science and technology have dramatically improved the accuracy of weather forecasts and life-saving early warnings.WMO
As naturalist photographerone of the most spectacular meteorological phenomena that I have been able to capture in images is the lenticular clouds which formed around mount fitz roy, in Argentine Patagonia. This was due to a strong wind moving towards the mountain range and a thermal inversion about 5 kilometers up that started near the summit.
Fountain: Isaac Fernández Galisteo – Ambientum Environmental Technician