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Climate, weather swap, weather fluctuations and climatic traits are just many of the phrases used this day, in not just meetings, clinical symposia and workshops, but in addition parliaments and in discussions all through society. climatologists those phrases can be popular; to the majority of humans, besides the fact that, they're new, and so they require definition and clarification. the realm Meteorological association inherited an curiosity and involvement within the experiences of weather and weather switch from its predecessor, the overseas Meteorological association (IMO), which used to be proven in 1873. by way of 1929 the had arrange a fee for Climatology to house concerns with regards to weather reports. while, in 1950, the realm Meteorological association assumed the mantle of the it retained the fee which, between different duties, had already famous the necessity for the definition and clarification of phrases utilized in climatology. It also needs to be acknowledged that a lot of what we now learn about weather derives from the medical and technical programmes - ordinated by means of and now, to a miles larger quantity, by means of In 1979, the 1st global weather convention made an evaluate of the prestige of information of weather and weather variability, and urged the institution of a global weather Programme.

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Bellagio 1987 meeting A meeting of 25 experts held in Bellagio (Italy) in November 1987 to discuss the strategic policy issues in connection with the greenhouse gas and climate change question. It also had an important input into the "The Changing Atmosphere" conference held in Toronto in June 1988, and the Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Change and Sea Level. (See also Villach TechnicalWorkshop1987) benchmark station A climatological station which is relatively uninfluenced by past or future artificial changes and which provides a continuing series of climatological observations.

Over the past few decades their concentrations, except for CC14, have increased more rapidly (on a percentage basis) than the other greenhouse gases, the current rate being 4% per year. The fully halogenated CFCs and CC14 are primarily removed by photolysis in the stratosphere, and have atmospheric lifetimes in excess of 50 years. Future emissions will, most likely, be eliminated or significantly lower than today's because of current international negotiations to strengthen regulations on chlorofluorocarbons.

CLIMAT TEMP SHIP CLIMATTEMPreports from an ocean weather station. climate Climate is the synthesis of the day-to-day weather conditions in a given area. The actual climate is characterized by long-term statistics (such as mean values, variances, probabilities of extreme values) of the state of the atmosphere in that area, or of the meteorological elements in that area. Synthesis implies much more than simple averaging. Various methods are used to represent climate; for example, average and extreme values, frequencies of values within stated ranges, and the frequencies of weather types with associated values of elements.

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