VN marks World Meteorological Day 2017

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a meeting to respond the 2017 World Meteorological Day in Hanoi on March 23.

The 2017 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)'s theme is “Understanding Clouds”, aiming to send a message about the importance of cloud in weather system, climate, weather forecast to serve socio- economic development and natural disaster prevention.

On the occasion, the WMO's organization board released its digitized International Cloud Atlas, the global reference for observing and identifying clouds.

This is the first time that the Atlas has e-version at

Its content includes detailed guidance about cloud classification via hundreds of images drawing kinds of clouds. Additionally, the Atlas also contains important information about other meteorological phenomenon such as rainbow, solar corona, snow and hail.

The World Meteorological Day is annually celebrated on March 23.

By ANH PHUONG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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