World Meteorological Organization Publications Protecting the Atmosphere, Oceans and Water WMO held its 42nd session in Geneva, Switzerland, Resources: Sustainable Use of Natural Resources on 11-22 June 1990, under the chairmanship of Zou (1991, 13 pp., $12.00, paperbound, WMO No. 760, Jingmeng, administrator of the State Meteorological ISBN 92-63-10760-2). The World Meteorological Or- Administration of China and president of the WMO. ganization (WMO) is participating actively in the prepa- This publication summarizes the topics discussed at rations for the 1992 United Conference on Environ- these meetings, highlighting 23 resolutions that were ment and Development (UNCED). WMO's areas of generated. competence relate closely to environmental and de- velopmental concerns. Meteorology and operational Guide on Meteorological Observation and Infor- hydrology contribute substantially to environmentally mation Distribution Systems at Aerodromes (1990, sound and sustainable development. This pamphlet 57pp., $29.00, paperbound, WMO No. 731, ISBN 92- summarizes WMO's activities aimed at such a contri- 63-1073-9). This guide presents a choice of observing bution and outlines basic principles and proposals that techniques that are currently available to meet stated may be advanced for discussion in UNCED docu- operational requirements, and gives guidance on which ments, Earth and Agenda 21. is the most suitable in a given set of circumstances. The cost of the provision is compared with the benefits Climate Change: World Leaders' Viewpoints(1991, likely to be derived from the particular application. The objective of providing the operational meteorological 48 pp., $13.00, paperbound, WMO No. 748, ISBN 92- information required for safe, regular, and efficient 63-10748-3). In connection with WMO World Meteo- conduct of activities of the aviation industry may be rological Day, which is celebrated each year on 23 achieved through a balance between the various, March, the WMO conducted interviews with many sometimes conflicting, requirements. heads of state and leading diplomats to discuss issues related to the environment in general and the atmo- sphere and climate in particular. Interviews with Presi- Guide to Practices for Meteorological Offices dent Fernando Collor de Mello of Brazil, King Hussein Serving Aviation^ 990,67 pp., $31.00, paperbound, of Jordan, President Francois Mitterand of France, WMO No. 732, ISBN 92-63-10732-7). The purpose of Prime Minister Edward French-Adami of Malta, Presi- meteorological services to aviation is to provide the dent Flavio Cotti of Switzerland, and President Robert operational meteorological information that is required Mugabe of Zimbabwe are presented in this booklet. for safe, regular, and efficient air navigation as well as meteorological support to the near-relative-time ac- The Atmosphere of the Living Planet Earth (1990, tivities of the aviation industry. The information pro- 42 pp., $13.00, paperbound, WMO No. 92-63-10735-1). vided for aircraft operators, air traffic services (ATS) Each year a specific topic is selected to highlight one units, search-and-rescue units, and other aeronauti- important aspect of the work of the WMO. Because of cal users consists of actual and forecast meteorologi- growing worldwide concern about climate change and cal conditions at aerodromes and during the en-route protection of the environment, it was decided that the of flights originating from the aerodrome. 1991 theme would be "The Atmosphere of the Living Planet Earth." A description of the evolution of the Cost-Benefit Assessment Techniques and User earth's atmosphere and of the inexorable changes to Requirements for Hydrological Data (1990, 152 pp., $26.00, paperbound, WMO No. 717. This report it that are being brought about by human activities are is arranged in three parts. Part A consists of an presented. Monitoring and research activities are also introductory section stressing the importance of water presented along with various options that might re- and the continuing data problem. Part B describes duce the damage to the environment and limit the some user requirements for hydrological data, and effects of climate change. part C commence s with a section that summarizes the findings of a Workshop on Application of Cost-Ben- Forty-Second Session of the Executive Council efits Assessment of Hydrological Data for Water- (1990, 224 pp., $35.00, paperbound, WMO No. 739, Resource Projects. ISBN 92-63-107394). The executive council of the 1836 Vol. 72, No. 12, December 1991
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 1991
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