Professor Xuguang Wang Selected to Join WMO Working Group
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is “an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), the roots of which were planted at the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences a year later. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, is headed by the Secretary-General. Its supreme body is the World Meteorological Congress.”, according to their website.
The WMO has a number of ‘programmes’; Dr. Xuguang Wang has been invited to join the Predictability, Dynamics, and Ensemble Forecasting working group of the World Weather Research Programme. Their webpage states that the WWRP “is the WMO’s international programme for advancing and promoting research activities on weather, its prediction and its impact on society. The Improvements in science and operational predictions are driven by international cooperation, and in turn international cooperation in weather science is a unique opportunity to drive sustainable development.”
Dr. Wang is a professor in the School of Meteorology, heading up the Multiscale data Assimilation and Predictability (MAP) research group. She also holds the titles of Robert Lowry Chair Professor and Presidential Research Professor. We are thrilled to see this further recognition of her expertise – congratulations, Dr. Wang!