Tibet achieves full coverage of 685 automatic weather stations in poor villages and towns one year ahead of schedule
Xinhua News Agency, Lhasa, November 7 (Reporter Tian Jinwen) the reporter learned from the Tibet Autonomous region Meteorological Bureau that after more than six months of construction, all 490 accurate poverty alleviation automatic weather stations in Tibet have recently been completed and successfully collected and uploaded data. One year ahead of schedule, automatic weather stations in 685 poor townships in the Tibet Autonomous region were fully covered.
Meteorological disasters in Tibet occur frequently and are highly destructive. Over the years, due to the scarcity of meteorological observation stations and the shortage of resources, the prediction and early warning level of all kinds of meteorological disasters has been seriously restricted.
In order to give full play to the unique role of meteorology in "seeking advantages and avoiding disadvantages, reducing disaster and increasing income" in getting rid of poverty, the Meteorological Bureau of the Tibet Autonomous region issued the "Meteorological Action Plan for Poverty Alleviation (2016-2020)" in 2016. According to the plan, by 2020, Tibet will basically build a meteorological disaster prevention system and an agricultural and animal husbandry meteorological service system in poor agricultural and pastoral areas, among which improving the meteorological monitoring system in poverty-stricken villages and towns at the grass-roots level is the top priority.
According to the relevant person in charge of the Tibet Autonomous region Meteorological Bureau, the Tibet Autonomous region Meteorological Bureau will carry out the work of maintaining and protecting socialized employment in township automatic weather stations and helping to accurately extricate themselves from poverty. Select a group of poor households with the ability to carry out automatic weather station equipment maintenance management skills training, carry out automatic weather station maintenance management and protection tasks, so as to increase the income of the poor.
The data show that at present, the total number of meteorological monitoring stations in Tibet has reached 875, of which 756 are automatic weather stations on the ground. The coverage rate of surface meteorological monitoring stations has increased from 0.3 per 10,000 square kilometers in 2004 to 6.2 per 10,000 square kilometers. The level of comprehensive meteorological monitoring has been greatly improved, and the ability of meteorological disaster monitoring, forecasting and early warning services has been effectively improved.