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New national climate observatory set up in Xiong’an New Area

Source:China Meteorological New Press18-01-2023

A new national climate observatory will be set up in Xiong’an New Area, according to China Meteorological Administration (CMA). The observatory will carry out long-term, consecutive and all-around monitoring of the multilayered climate systems and the interactions among different layers.

Climate change has become a global concern. To address this problem, it is necessary to conduct comprehensive observations of the climate system. Nowadays 26 national climate observatories have been set up by CMA. This one is the 27th national climate observatory.

The new observatory include ground meteorological observation network, boundary layer observation network, ecological meteorological observation network, atmospheric composition observation network, satellite remote sensing observation network and so on, which will do much help in weather forecast, disaster prevention and mitigation, climate adaptation and ecological progress. It will also serve as a platform for scientific research. Researches such as adaptive observation experiment based on the requirement of numerical prediction and impact of high-speed urbanization on weather, climate and ecological environment will be carried out.

National climate observatories are usually built in areas where the climate systems are sensitive to interactions among distinctive layers. Xiong’an New Area is close to Baiyangdian, the largest freshwater lake in the North China Plain. Meanwhile, Xiong’an New Area pays much attention to ecological and green development. Establishing the observatory will promote quantitative monitoring of urban carbon emissions and ecosystem carbon sinks, making Xiong’an a more beautiful place.

Xiong’an New Area is located in Hebei province, North China. Setting up the observatory also foster coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. In the future, CMA and Hebei provincial government will jointly promote the construction of the observatory.

Editor: Xu Nenyu