WMO announces 2017 as Year of Polar Prediction

Q.  Which year has been selected by WMO as year of polar prediction?
- Published on 19 May 17

a. 2015
b. 2016
c. 2017
d. 2018

ANSWER: 2017
WMO announces 2017 as Year of Polar PredictionThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) ON 15 May 2017 officially announced the start of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP).

The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is one of the key elements of the Polar Prediction Project.

The YOPP’s mission is to enable a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond.

It will be done by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.

YOPP also aims to improve verification of polar weather and environmental predictions to obtain quantitative knowledge on model performance, and on the skill of operational forecasting systems for user-relevant parameters; and efficiently monitor progress by World Meteorological Organization.

It seeks to improve understanding of the benefits of using existing prediction information and services in the polar regions, differentiated across the spectrum of user types and benefit areas and provide training opportunities to generate a sound knowledge base on polar prediction related issues.

WMO: Know More
  • Abbreviation: WMO/OMM
  • Formation: 23 March 1950
  • Type: UN agency
  • Legal status: Active
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland,
  • Head: Petteri Taalas (Secretary-General)
  • Key Official: David Grimes (President)
  • Website: public.wmo.int

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