On the 23rd, the Hong Kong Observatory announced that the Observatory's high-altitude observatory became the world's first century-old high-altitude observatory certified by the World Meteorological Organization.
Beginning in 2017, the World Meteorological Organization has commended weather stations around the world that maintain high-quality weather observations and properly preserve historical data and long-term observation data through the certification mechanism. Long-term meteorological observations are very important to record and analyze changes in the earth’s climate, and help promote the development of climate research. So far, about 300 observatories with a history of one hundred years or more have been certified by the World Meteorological Organization.
The Observatory's high-altitude observatory in King's Park was certified by the World Meteorological Organization in June this year and is the world's first certified centennial high-altitude observatory. The ground-based observatory at the Observatory's headquarters was also certified by the World Meteorological Organization as one of the first centennial observatories in 2017.
Source: World Wide Web