World Meterological Organisation, The

Posted: 27 February 2001

This UN 185-member organisation based in Geneva, provides an authoritative scientific voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere and climate. From weather prediction to air pollution research, climate change-related activities, ozone layer depletion studies and tropical storm forecasting, the WMO co-ordinates global scientific activity to allow increasingly prompt and accurate weather information. Its website includes an on-line libary, publications, links and a 'Hot topics' section.