The WMO recently named six Austrian weather observing stations as "Centennial Observing Stations", all being operated by the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG).
Currently there exist about 120 sites worldwide with the label "Centennial Observing Stations". Such sites have very long, high-quality data series.
Austria's data go back to 1762 being the basis for many national and international applications, for example in climate research.Long and high quality measurement data series are the basis for many research topics in the field of meteorology. Among other things, they make it possible to identify trends for climate change and to test climate simulations with historical data.
The "Centennial Observing Stations" in Austria are: Kremsmünster (measurements since 1762), Stift Zwettl (since 1833), Vienna Hohe Warte (since 1872), Innsbruck University (1877), Sonnblick (1886), Graz University (measurements since 1894).
"These very long, high-quality series of measurements - such as those in Austria with Kremsmünster, Zwettl, Vienna, Innsbruck, Sonnblick and Graz - are the basis for many meteorological applications, especially in climate research, and it is extremely important that we ensure the continuation of these observing measurements over the long term" emphasizes WMO Director Petteri Taalas.
Information in german language: www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/aktuell/news/welttag-der-meteorologie-oesterreich-sehr-aktiver-teil-der-meteorologischen-weltgemeinschaft