Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

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Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau
Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofisicos (Portuguese)
澳門地球物理暨氣象局 (Chinese)
Agency overview
Formed 1952
Headquarters Taipa Grande, Taipa, Ilhas, Macao
Employees 101
Website www.smg.gov.mo
(in Chinese) (in Portuguese) (in English)

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau also known as Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (Chinese: 地球物理暨氣象局; Portuguese: Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofisicos) is a department of the Macao Government. The services provides forecasts weather and issues warnings on weather-related hazards. It also provides and geophysical services to meet the needs of the public and the shipping, aviation, industrial and engineering sectors.

Overview

Macao Meteorologic and Geophysic Services was established in 1952 as a government agency after taking over the role from the Portuguese Navy. Meteorological data had been recorded in Macau since 1861 with online data back to 1901.[1] It was renamed the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau following the handover in 1999.

Services

Headquarter of the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau
  • Meteorological Monitoring
  • Seismological Monitoring
  • Climate & Atmospheric Environment
  • Telecommunications & Processing

Buildings in the Observatory

The SMG's headquarters and observatory is located at Rampa do Observatório on Taipa Grande.

References

  1. ^ SMG Introduction Archived 2009-06-24 at the Wayback Machine.

See also

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