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Croatian Met Service introducing radar systems for the Adriatic

dHMZ introducing radar systems, weather buoys to enhance weather observation at sea


ZAGREB, 24 March 2021 (Hina) – On the occasion of World Meteorological Day, observed on 23 March, the director-general of the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ) has announced that the DHMZ will soon start observing the Croatian section of the Adriatic Sea by radar measurement systems.

World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March to commemorate 23 March 1950 when the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came into force.

This year, the day was observed under the slogan “The ocean, our climate and weather” to emphasise the WMO’s focus in connecting the ocean, climate and weather within the Earth System.

The DHMZ director-general Ivančan Picek said on Tuesday that the first of the three weather radars envisaged for Croatia’s Adriatic Sea parts would be set up at Debeljak near Zadar until the end of this year.

Furthermore, weather buoys with instruments which collect weather and sea data will be also installed at sea.

Weather radars and buoys are also important tools to provide timely weather alerts, she said.

Data collected by these instruments will also be made available online to all DHNZ users.

The implementation of the state-of-the art methods of weather observation is part of the results of the DHMZ’s committed work in the past period and its realisation of the projects such as METMONIC, AIRQ  and VEPAR, she added.

DHMZ, a government agency, manages the meteorological and hydrological infrastructure, air quality monitoring infrastructure, as well as the national archives of meteorological, hydrological, air quality and other relevant data.


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