|Welcome to the edition of
the Volume 7 #1 of the Bulletin of the Meteorological Society of Cuba.
Next we offer a summary of the contents of the new issue.
|In the Season's
resume section, doctors José Rubiera and Maritza
Ballester offer us a detailed summary of the cyclone season of the 2000 in
the North Atlantic, graphics and charts of relevant data are included.
|On the other hand, in the interview section of this issue the Chief of the National Climate
Center, Abel Centella, speaks to us about the antecedents of the study of
the climatic change in Cuba, the structure of the National Climate Center
and other related topics.
|In the Papers
section we have Development of a
1961-1990 grid point dataset of monthly temperature and rainfall for Cuba
from authors Abel Centella Artola, Lino Naranjo Díaz and Cecilia Fonseca
Rivera where the creation of a set of climatic data is described for Cuba,
on a grill of points with a resolution of 15 minutes in latitude and
longitude. The involved variables are the maximum, minimum and mean
temperatures, the day range of the temperature and precipitation. Next we
have Radar location of a Remarkable hailstorm in Cuba, from Félix
Gamboa Romero, from the Meteorological Center of Camagüey, Cuba, where it
is analyzed the sequence of images of the meteorological radar and the
synoptic and mesoscale information that characterized a hailstorm occurred
in the county of Las Tunas, Cuba, May 10 1999. The following work is
entitled Variations and trends of
the Atlantic tropical cyclone activity from authors Maritza
Ballester Pérez and Cecilia González Pedroso, where variations and
tendencies that tropical hurricanes experienced in the North Atlantic
during the period 1886 - 1999 are studied. Another article of interest is Influence
of meteorological conditions on fire outbreaks in citric fields at
"Victoria de Girón" enterprise in Matanzas. Environmental
repercussion from authors Nelson Medina Torres and Bárbaro V.
Moya of the provincial Meteorological Center of Matanzas, where the most
general behavior in the outbreak of fires and its relationship with the
meteorological elements is studied in order to improve a Plan of
Protection Against Fires. Lastly we have the work Study
of the air quality to the east of the Bay of Havana and its influence on
human health. Application of a Geographical Information System
from authors Antonio Wallo, María Luisa González, Osvaldo Cuesta and
Alfredo Roque, where an analysis is carried out, based on the use of a
Geographical Information System, of the influence that compounds of sulfur
and nitrogen exercise in the incidence of the Sharp Crises of Bronchial
Asthma (CAAB) and the Sharp Breathing Infections (IRA), in the East side
area of the bay of Havana.
|We also have a short
contribution entitled Verification
of the cyclone activity forecast on the north Atlantic for the 2000
from Maritza Ballester Pérez and Cecilia González Pedroso of the Center
of Forecast of the Institute of Meteorology.
|The fixed section From History has a very detailed investigation on the antecedents
and the origins of the aerologic soundings in Cuba made by Luis E. Ramos
the News section of this issue we offer some details on the National
Meteorologycal Service 140th aniversary conmemoration meeting,
which also held the delivery of the bianual
award of the Meteorological Society "Benito Viñez S. J. "
|And finally in the
section of Records we have data of interest on the " south ",
the strong winds of south region that affect to our country in the winter