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Volume 13
Adv. Sci. Res., 13, 97–105, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-13-97-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Adv. Sci. Res., 13, 97–105, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-13-97-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  20 Jun 2016

20 Jun 2016

Improving the climate data management in the meteorological service of Angola: experience from SASSCAL

Rafael Posada1, Domingos Nascimento2, Francisco Osvaldo S. Neto2, Jens Riede1, and Frank Kaspar1 Rafael Posada et al.
  • 1Deutscher Wetterdienst, National Climate Monitoring, Frankfurter Str. 135, 63067 Offenbach, Germany
  • 2Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geofisica (INAMET), Luanda, Angola

Abstract. The knowledge on climate variability in parts of Southern Africa is limited because of the low availability of historic and present-day ground-based observations (Niang et al., 2014). However, there is an increased need of climate information for research, climate adaptation measures and climate services. To respond to the challenges of climate change and related issues, Angola, Botswana, Germany, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia have initiated the interdisciplinary regional competence centre SASSCAL, the "Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management". As part of the initiative, Germany's national meteorological service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) cooperates with the meteorological services of Angola, Botswana and Zambia in order to improve the management and availability of historical and present-day climate data in these countries. The first results of the cooperation between the German and the Angolan Meteorological Services are presented here. International assessments have shown that improvements of the data management concepts are needed in several countries. The experience of this cooperation can therefore provide hints for comparable activities in other regions.

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To respond to the challenges of climate change, Angola, Botswana, Germany, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia have initiated the regional competence centre SASSCAL. As part of the initiative, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) cooperates with the meteorological services of Angola, Botswana and Zambia to improve the management of climate data. First results of the cooperation between DWD and the Angolan Meteorological Services (INAMET) are presented in order to provide hints for comparable activities.
To respond to the challenges of climate change, Angola, Botswana, Germany, Namibia, South Africa...
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