Wuhan, Dalian and Shenyang conferred certificates of WMO Centennial Observing Station

14-06-2019Source:China Meteorological News Press

On June 12, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) conferred certificates to 23 newly recognized Centennial Observing Stations, Wuhan, Dalian, and Shenyang included. Mr. Yu Yong, Deputy Administrator of CMA received the certificates of Centennial Observing Station from Dr. David Grimes, President of WMO.


WMO conferred Centennial Observing Station certificate to China Photoed by Zhang Yong

Wuhan, Dailian and Shenyang meteorological observing stations were set up respectively in 1869, 1904 and 1905. The longest observation time has added to 150 years. Other 20 Centennial Observing Stations come from Cote d'Ivoire, Spain, India, Uzbekistan, Brazil, and Israel.

The ceremony coincided with the 18th World Meteorological Congress. Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary General of WMO remarked that long-term meteorological observation is a component of irreplaceable cultural and scientific heritages of human beings, a distinctive resource of previous atmospheric parameters, and provides important basis for humankind to evaluate climate change and climate variability.

In 2016, WMO set up the mechanism to recognize Centennial Observing Station. Up to date, about 140 Centennial Observing Stations have been recognized. Right now, China has 8 WMO Centennial Observing Stations.

Reporter: Zhang Yong, Yang Xiaowu

Editor: Liu Shuqiao