10th Anniversary of Airport Meteorological Office at Chek Lap Kok
11 July 2008
Hong Kong Observatory staff celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Airport Meteorological Office (AMO) at Chek Lap Kok (CLK) on 7 July 2008.
Looking back the history of aviation weather services for Chek Lap Kok, the Observatory staff actually started to station at the remote Chek Lap Kok island as early as 1979. They operated meteorological instruments and made weather observations. The collected data were the building block for the meteorological studies for the new airport.
The transition of the Airport Meteorological Office from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok went smoothly overnight on 6 July 1998, which started a new era in aviation weather services. Over the past decade, Hong Kong Observatory's aviation weather services achieved new heights with international recognition and awards(http://www.weather.gov.hk/aviat/amt_e/Annex_1998-now.pdf).
Those who have contributed to the development and operation of the Airport Meteorological Office at Chek Lap Kok, including those who were on duty on the day of opening of the airport at Chek Lap Kok, gathered at the ceremony. Mr. C.Y. Lam, Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, paid tribute to Observatory staff who have contributed to Hong Kong aviation weather services.
The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr. C.Y. Lam (first from the left in the front row) shared joyful moments with staff at the Chek Lap Kok Airport Meteorological Office to celebrate its 10th anniversary.