WMO International Polar Day to Focus on Research above the Polar Regions

International Polar Day - Above The Poles

December 2008: The seventh quarterly International Polar Day, focusing on research above the Polar Regions, will be marked on 4 December 2008. The Day will include polar meteorology, atmospheric sciences, astronomy, and polar observations from space.

The International Polar Year 2007-8, organized through the

International Council for Science and the World Meteorological

Organization (WMO), is a scientific campaign focusing on the polar

regions. The polar regions provide crucial cooling processes for our

global climate system, and polar weather in both hemispheres influences

weather as far away as the tropics. [International Polar Year Website]