Meteorológicas

Definition

A hazard caused by short-lived, micro- to meso-scale extreme weather and atmospheric conditions that last from minutes to days.

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  • Aeolus is an ESA satellite that provides global observations of wind profiles. It is the first wind satellite that can measure winds globally, as it is able to calculate atmospheric winds also in cloud-free areas or winds throughout vertical wind columns. Aeolus can provide high-quality short and medium-range forecasts (between three to ten days ahead) both of the northern and the southern hemispheres. It can also produce useful information on ocean salinity and frozen expanses as well as insights into the wind’s influence on heat and soil moisture within the Earth's surface. The measurements from the satellite can contribute to long-term climate research and help scientists better understand global environmental challenges such as extreme natural disasters, global warming, and air pollution.
     
    Aeolus is equipped with an Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument, called Aladin. Aladin comprises powerful lasers, one of the largest telescopes ESA has put...
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    02/08/2018
  • Serving as part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, an international network of satellites that provide next-generation global observations of rain and snow, the GPM “Core Observatory” satellite carries an advanced radar / radiometer system to measure precipitation from space and serve as a reference standard to unify precipitation measurements from a constellation of research and operational satellites. The GPM mission builds upon the success of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Through improved measurements of precipitation globally, the GPM mission is helping to advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycles, improve forecasting of extreme events that cause natural hazards and disasters, and extend current capabilities in using accurate and timely information of precipitation to directly benefit society.

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  • El 31 de agosto del 2021 la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM) lanzó su Atlas sobre Mortalidad y Pérdidas Económicas debidas a Fenómenos Meteorológicos, climáticos e hidrológicos extremos (1970 - 2019).  Esta publicación presenta información sobre los impactos de eventos climáticos y meteorológicos severos que se manifestaron entre los años 1970 y 2019.  Presenta datos históricos sobre impactos provocados por tormentas, inundaciones, sequía, temperaturas extremas, deslizamientos, incendios forestales y otras amenazas.  Los impactos se representan en términos de fatalidades y pérdidas económicas.  La publicación se benefició de las contribuciones del Centro de Investigación sobre la Epidemiología de los Desastres (CRED por sus siglas en inglés), la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), Salud Pública de...

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    02/09/2021
  • On 31 August 2021, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched its Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970–2019).  This publication presents information on the impacts of extreme weather, climate and water-related events that took place between 1970 and 2019.  It presents historic data on impacts provoked by storms, floods, droughts, extreme temperature, landslides, wildfires, and other hazards.  Impacts are expressed in terms of fatalities and economic losses. The publication benefitted from the contributions by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Public Health England, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

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    02/09/2021
  • The Copernicus DEM is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) which represents the surface of the Earth including buildings, infrastructure, and vegetation. The Copernicus DEM is provided in 3 different instances. Two worldwide coverages at 90m (GLO-90) and 30m (GLO-30) resolution are openly available to the public for download via the PANDA Catalogue and FTP. A further European coverage (EEA-10) is provided at 10m resolution, but data is restricted to eligible users who meet required access rights.
  • The Copernicus DEM is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) which represents the surface of the Earth including buildings, infrastructure, and vegetation. The Copernicus DEM is provided in 3 different instances. Two worldwide coverages at 90m (GLO-90) and 30m (GLO-30) resolution are openly available to the public for download via the PANDA Catalogue and FTP. A further European coverage (EEA-10) is provided at 10m resolution, but data is restricted to eligible users who meet required access rights.
  • NOAA OneStop was created as a pathfinder effort to provide enhanced collection and granule searching for only those datasets archived at the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The portal provides a user-orientated point of access to weather, climate, satellite, fisheries, coastal, geomagnetic, and ocean data.

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