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PORT METEOROLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN TANZANIA A SHORT PRESENTATION BY A.J.MLAKI OF TANZANIA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY.

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1 PORT METEOROLOGICAL ACTIVITIES IN TANZANIA A SHORT PRESENTATION BY A.J.MLAKI OF TANZANIA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY

2 TANZANIA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY OWNS AND MAINTAINS TWO PORT METEOROLOGICAL OFFICES AT THE DAR ES SALAAM HARBOR WHICH IS THE MAIN GATEWAY TO TANZANIA AND MANY LAND LOCKED COUNTRIES WHICH INCLUDE MALAWI,ZAMBIA,UGANDA,BURUNDI AND RWANDA

3 THE FIRST ONE CALLED THE OLD PORT MET OFFICE WAS OPENED IN 1961 AND THE MAIN ACTIVITY BY THEN WAS SHIP VISITATION. THE SECOND CALLED THE MARINE OFFICE WAS OPENED JUST RECENTLY IN JULY 2004

4 ACTIVITIES PERFORMED AT THE OLD PORT MET OFFICE INCLUDE (I)ATMOSPHERIC SURFACE OBSERVATION WHICH INCLUDE THE NORMAL METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS e.g TEMPERATURE,PRESSURE,WIND,R AINFALL etc

5 (ii) PREPARATION OF MONTHLY RETURNS(SUMMARIES) OF OBSERVED WEATHER AND TABULATION OF CHARTS FROM AUTOMATIC INSTRUMENTS (III) CALIBRATION OF PRECISION BAROMETERS ABOARD SHIPS.THIS IS DONE ON REQUEST. (IV) SHIP VISITATION

6 ACTIVITIES PERFORM AT THE MARINE OFFICE ARE (I)ISSUANCE OF DAILY MARINE WEATHER FORECASTS ALONG TANZANIAN COASTAL TERRITORIAL WATERS TO SHIPS AND SPEEDBOATS PLYING BETWEEN DAR-ZANZIBAR- MTWARA.

7 (II) DISSEMINATION OF MARINE WEATHER FORECASTS BY TO TANZANIA PORTS AUTHORITY FOR SAFE OPERATIONS OF PORTS’ ACTIVITIES. THE HARBOURS WHICH RECEIVE THE FORECASTS ARE TANGA, DAR SALAAM AND MWARA (III) ORAL WEATHER BRIEFING TO MARINERS WHO PLY THE COASTAL WATERS.

8 PARAMETERS ISSUED IN THE MARINE WEATHER FORECAST INCLUDE (i)STORM WARNING (ii) GENERAL WEATHER CONDITION (iii)WAVE HEIGHTS (iv)WAVE PERIOD (v)STATE OF SEA

9 THE END THANK YOU


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