• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

World Weather Watch

THE WORLD WEATHER Watch is the central program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations' agency for cooperation among national weather bureaus, founded in 1950. The Fourth World Meteorological Congress approved the idea of the program in 1963, and the WMO, which has 188 member countries and territories, subsequently established the World Weather Watch to make available an integrated worldwide weather-forecasting system.

The World Weather Watch includes the Tropical Cyclone Program, the Antarctic Activities Program, an Emergency Response Activities Program for environmental emergencies, and the Instruments and Methods of Observation Program to ensure the quality of the observations that are vital for weather forecasting and climate monitoring.

Through the World Weather Watch, a system is in place for countries around the world to obtain daily ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles