On February 18, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) officially released the Weather Research Program (2013-2020) and the Climate Research Program (2013-2020), two of the four research programs of weather, climate, applied meteorology and comprehensive meteorological observation. Zheng Guoguang, Administrator of CMA wrote the preface for research projects and pointed out that the research programs would push forward the construction of meteorological science and technology innovation system, more effectively promote modern meteorological operation development, and provide important foundation and protection for meteorological modernization.
The Weather Research Program includes 6 key projects, 9 major areas, 51 priority themes, 9 regional characteristics and basic support platform containing five themes. The Climate Research Program includes 6 key projects, 6 major areas, 61 priority themes, 5 regional characteristics and basic support platform containing 2 themes.
It is reported that in March 2010, CMA released the four research programs (2009-2014) of weather, climate, applied meteorology and comprehensive meteorological observation for the first time. By the end of 2012, 73.4% of key tasks have been implemented.
On June 6, 2012, the revision of the four research programs was officially launched. The Applied Meteorology (2013-2020) and The Comprehensive Meteorological Observation Research Program (2013-2020) will be released after further revision. (Feb. 19)
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