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Task Team on Observational Requirements and Satellite Measurements as regards Atmospheric Composition and Related Physical Parameters

On this web page you find information about the first meeting of the task team and links to relevant documents and web pages that can give useful background information.

Task Team Members

List of Task Team Members


First meeting, 10-13 November 2014, Geneva

The first meeting of the Task Team took place on 10-13 November 2014 in the WMO Headquarter in Geneva.


Draft Agenda for the 10-13 November 2014 meeting:

MS Word version

PDF Version

Second meeting, 12-13 August 2015, Zurich

Presentation by Greg Carmichael

Presentation by Lars Peter Riishøjgaard

Summary of day 1 by Greg Carmichael

Updated spreadsheet of variables

Draft white paper on aerosol requirements

Statement of Guidance for Agricultural Meteorology (as an example)

Statement of Guidance for NWP (as an example)

Meeting Reports

First meeting, 10-13 November 2014, Geneva

A draft report from the first meeting can be found here.

Second meeting, 12-13 August 2015, Zurich

Summary of the 2nd Workshop 12-13 August, Zurich


Terms of Reference for the Task Team

Terms of Reference. Version of 7 October 2014

Links to WMO Programmes and Activities




RRR (Rolling Review of Requirements)

Background Documents

The following documents can be useful as background to the work to be done by the Task Team.

GAW Strategic Plan 2008-2015 (GAW Report no. 172)

Addendum to GAW Strategic Plan for the period 2012-2015. (GAW Report no. 197)

Statement of Guidance for Atmospheric Chemistry

IGACO Report (GAW Report no. 159). PDF Version

IGACO Report (GAW Report no. 159) MS Word Version

GMES Atmospheric Core Service - Implementation Group Final Report (April 2009)

The ESA Camelot Report (November 2009)

The ESA Capacity Report (June 2005)

The European Commission GMES-GATO Report (2004)

Ozone CCI Project User Requirement Document (2011)

GCOS Report no. 138



Carmichael: Introduction

Munroe: Satellite-Based  Measurements of Atmospheric Composition:
Supporting Service Provision

Riishojgaard: Oscar

Ruti: WWRP

Tarasova: Overview of GAW

Veihelmann: ESA Atm. Missions

Working documents

Working powerpoint file

OSCAR Excel Sheet

OSCAR Excel Sheet in progress

Excel sheet from Reactive Gases SAG

Explanatory document from Reactive Gases SAG

Excel sheet from Greenhouse Gases SAG

Excel sheet from Solar UV Radiation SAG

Explanatory document from Solar UV Radiation SAG






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