WMO Expert Team on Urban Building Climatology Meets

Expert Team on Urban and Building Climatology. Photo credit, WMO

28 July

2008: The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Expert Team on

Urban Building Climatology is meeting at WMO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland region,

from 28-29 July 2008. The Team is one of the WMO Commission for Climatology's

Expert Teams focusing on climate applications to socioeconomic sectors.

According to its terms of reference, the Expert Team on

Urban Building Climatology aims to, inter

alia: develop the urban building climatology science that will be used by

National Meteorological and Hydrological Services; further the application of

such science; facilitate training of National Meteorological and Hydrological

Services' staff to help them interact better with the end-users of urban

meteorological, climatological and hydrological services; provide guidance on

the design and conduct of specific demonstration and pilot projects, including

the calculation of cost/benefits and value of climate predictions from the users'

point of view; and explore, document and make recommendations for addressing

the needs for capacity building in each region. [Expert Group's Terms of Reference]