Wednesday, 09 January 2019 14:44

High Scientific Rigor of Meteorologists in Las Tunas

Written by Elena Diego Parra
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The high scientific rigor in the observations and forecasts characterized the meteorological activity in Las Tunas during 2018, according to statements of MSc Eberto Estrada Sao, director of the Provincial Meteorological Center (CMP).

Las Tunas, Cuba.- The effectiveness of weather forecasts was 93.1 percent, the marine forecast 89 percent and the 5, 840 synoptic observations made were timely sent with the required quality to the Institute of Meteorology (Insmet). Likewise, the 919 planned agro meteorological observations were accomplished, those carried out by the producers were increased by 50 percent and all the fields of agricultural crops under this type of monitoring were mapped, consolidating the information service for plant health.
Estrada Sao explained that the Provincial Meteorological Center provided the population with a timely, clear and accurate report, through daily presentations on radio and television. He also stressed that they work with different organizations in order to broaden the use of the information they provide, meet to requests for services from climate sensitive sectors and increase historical climate research.
In terms of scientific activity, the center achieves the proper execution of six projects and more than 90 percent of the results and planned actions are obtained, including the publication of articles in specialized journals. The specialists participate in regional and national events and three of them are currently studying the Master of Meteorological Sciences in the Institute of Meteorology.
The director of the Las Tunas Provincial Center said that 90 percent of the meteorological stations in the territory reach a high technological disposition and work to be complete. Capital and monthly maintenance of the instruments is implemented as established, as well as its calibration. Similarly, the nimbly making and issue of climatic and agro meteorological bulletins, specialized forecasts and the early warnings of dangerous meteorological phenomena distinguish their work.

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