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WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2011 (2012)


WMO in collaboration with Members issues since 1993 annual statements on the status of the global climate. This publication was issued in collaboration with the Hadley Centre of the UK Meteorological Office, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the National Weather Service (NWS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America; the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States; the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), United States; the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), United Kingdom; the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC), Germany; and the Dartmouth Flood Observatory, United States. Other contributors are the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services or equivalent climate institutions of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). The WMO Regional Association VI (Europe) Regional Climate Centre on Climate Monitoring, the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD, Niamey), the International Research Centre on El Niño (CIIFEN, Guayaquil, Ecuador), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC, Nairobi), the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) also contributed.

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