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Weather and climate services in Europe and Central Asia : a regional review.
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2008.
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xxii, 79 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0821375857, 9780821375853
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2008.
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0821375857
9780821375853
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6687075
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-78).
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Worldwide, the accuracy and value of weather and climate services are rising, bringing great economic benefits. However, many national hydrometeorological services in Europe and Central Asia are in decline. As a result, these potential gains are often missed. Much more could be done to mitigate weather disasters, support the productivity of smallholding and commercial agriculture, conserve energy, and promote safe aviation and transport by road and rail. Although capacity deficiencies are serious, they could be remedied significantly by relatively modest-but sustained-investments.
Main Description
Worldwide, the accuracy and value of weather and climate services are rising, bringing great economic benefits. However, many national hydrometeorological services in Europe and Central Asia are in decline. As a result, these potential gains are often missed. Much more could be done to mitigate weather disasters, support the productivity of smallholding and commercial agriculture, conserve energy, and promote safe aviation and transport by road and rail. Although capacity deficiencies are serious, they could be remedied significantly by relatively modest- but sustained-investments. Weather and Climate Services in Europe and Central Asia is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank's ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.
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Abbreviations and Acronyms
Key Definitions
Motivation and Scope of the Studyp. 1
Sectoral Beneficiaries of Weather Forecastingp. 11
Climate Riskp. 27
National and Regional Capacity of ECA NMHSsp. 37
Economic Benefits of NMHS Modernizationp. 57
Referencesp. 75
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