TEHRAN (Iran News) –The first regional climate center (RCC) in West Asia and the fifth regional climate center of the Asian continent will be established in Iran with the support of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
RCCs are centers of excellence that strengthen the capacity of WMO Members in each region to deliver the best climate services to national users.
RCC regional products include climate data sets, monitoring products, and long-range forecasts.
Being the second international meteorological center established in the last 63 years in Iran, it will be set up 11 years after the announcement of Iran’s request.
The regional climate centers have so far been set up in China, Japan, South Korea, and India.
RCCs are the middle tier in a three-tiered WMO operational infrastructure that supports National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to generate and deliver up-to-date climate information and products for climate services.
RCCs and NMHSs are supported by WMO-designated Global Producing Centers for Long-Range Forecasts (GPCLRFs), which have been established to provide a range of global long-range forecasting products. RCCs are being implemented across all WMO regional associations.
- source : Tehrantimes