(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Weather warning system in Hungary and the experiences of its operation

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The weather warning system was set up by the Hungarian Meteorological Service (HMS) in 2006. The first system was capable to provide warnings and alerts for the 7 administrative regions of the country. In 2011 as a result of scientific and methodological development and infrastructural investment, financed by a competition support, the old system was replaced with a sub-regional weather warning system providing weather warnings towards the public, the disaster management and other decision-makers for 174 administrative sub-regions instead of the former seven regions. The first part of the paper provides an overview of the scientific and operational background of the nowcasting system. Then the two years' experiences of its operation will be reviewed. Finally, the problems caused by people's attitude to various weather situations and weather information are discussed, together with some recommendations to improve the human factor of our professional efforts. - (AM)


Article of periodic

published at : Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Editor : Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest - HONGRIE (2009)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 63, no1 [pp. 81-94]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 phot.



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