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Financial Secretary visited the Observatory

The Hong Kong Observatory is one of the government departments under the jurisdiction of the Financial Secretary. The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, JP, visited the Hong Kong Observatory on 11 September 2008. That Mr Tsang spent his valuable time visiting the Observatory while busily engaged in tackling problems associated with the global financial tsunami reflects the importance he attached to the Observatory's work.

On that day, Mr Tsang and his accompanying Officers were taken to a tour by the Director, Mr Lam Chiu-ying. He also discussed with the Assistant Directors to find out more about the Observatory's weather service, the work on radiation monitoring and assessment, earthquake and tsunami warning. While he complimented the Observatory in its provision of various services, Mr Tsang was particularly interested in how the Observatory's aviation weather service was related to air navigation safety. He was also impressed by the creativeness the Observatory staff in the application of LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) to monitor wind shear.

Fig.1: Mr Tsang listening attentively to the briefing by Mr CM Shun, Acting Assistant Director, on the Observatory's aviation weather services.