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GAW 2013 Symposium

18-20 March 2013

WMO Secretariat, Geneva


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Meeting materials

Symposium agenda is available here as pdf

     Poster session agenda is available here as pdf



Agenda and presentations

Monday, 18 March


Opening and overview Session (Chair: Deon Terblanche)
Opening DSG or representative, Øystein Hov
Recent CAS developments Michel Beland
Overview of GAW Liisa Jalkanen
Coffee break and group photo  
International Initiatives (Chairs: Lucky Ntsangwane, Hiroshi Koide)


Integrated Atmospheric Observing System in Europe

Gelsomina Pappalardo



Paul Monks


From national GAW activities to supporting international development

Gabriela Seiz


Air Quality and Health

Heather Adair-Rohani





  GAW Activities (Chairs: Brigitte Buchmann, Constance Okuku)


Report of the SAG GHG

Ed Dlugokencky


Report of the SAG Ozone

Johannes Stähelin


Report of the SAG Precipitation Chemistry

Richard Artz


Report of the SAG Aerosols

John Ogren


Report of the SAG Reactive Gases

Martin Schultz for Stuart Penkett


Report of the SAG UV

Susana Diaz for Ann Webb


Coffee break



Report of the Expert Team on Near-real-time Chemical Data Transfer

Vincent-Henri Peuch


Report of the Expert Team World Data Centres (ET WDC)

Jörg Klausen


Regional and International Activities and Applications (Chairs: Katie Read, Deullae Min)

16:40 Filling the data gap between surface based measurements and space based observations using passenger aircraft: CONTRAIL, IAGOS-CORE and IAGOS-CARIBIC Carl Brenninkmeijer
17:00 GEO overview Barbara Ryan

Break-out group information

G1: Communication and outreach
Chair/rapporteur: Michel Williams, Greg Carmichael

G2: QA/QC and Rolling Review of Requirements
Chair/rapporteur: Rainer Steinbrecher, Maznorizan Mohamad

G3: Socioeconomical and policy priorities, and sustainability and expansion of networks
Chair/rapporteur: Sonja Vidic, Shiv Dev Attri

G4: Integrated use of observations   
Chair/rapporteur: Emilio Cuevas, Zhang Xiaoye


Adjourn for the Day



Tuesday, 19 March


Regional and International Activities and Applications (cont) (Chairs: Katie Read, Deullae Min)


WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS)

Sue Barrell


Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)

Deon Terblanche


Ceilometer and Lidar networks for aerosol detection

Thomas Werner


Monte Cimmone and Pyramid Stations; Links to ABC Asia

Sandro Fuzzi





Coffee break



Regional and International Activities and Applications (cont) (Chairs:Yrjo Viisanen, Gerardo Carbajal)



Renate Christ



V-H Peuch



Greg Carmichael






Satellite Activities

John Burrows


Way Forward for GAW

Øystein Hov


Break-out Sessions


Coffee break



Break-out Session (cont)







Poster Session with

Reception hosted by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

 Poster sessions (the presentations are listed below):

  • National and regional Air Quality  and Atmospheric Chemistry activities
  • Activities at GAW stations
  • Activities at GAW Central Facilities
  • Analysis of observations, products and services


Adjourn for the Day


Wednesday, 20 March

Joint GAW and CLRTAP HTAP session







Opening of HTAP and feedback from GAW 2013 (Chair: Øystein Hov)



 Opening of HTAP


Overview of GAW 2013

Terry Keating

Frank Dentener

Øystein Hov



Reports of Breakout Groups, summary and discussion




Coffee break




Status of data infrastructure




 HTAP Network & the GEO AQ CoP

Rudy Husar



 EBAS, GAW and other surface network data

Kjetil Torseth & Jörg Klausen



 Closure of GAW 2013

Øystein Hov



End of GAW 2013








Poster sessions

P1: National and regional Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry activities

Attri Shiv Dev, India Meteorological Department, India
Augmentation of GAW activities in India

Bittner Michael, German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen (DLR), Germany
The Network for the Detection of Mesopause Change (NDMC)

Carbajal Benitez Gerardo, Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (National Meteorological Service), Argentina
Regional GAW in Argentina: activities, results and projects

Koide Hiroshi, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
Recent Progress and Vision in the Japanese GAW Activities

Ahmad Mizani, BMKG, Indonesia
The Indonesia Global Atmosphere Watch Program

Okuku Constance Colnex, Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya
GAW activities in Kenya

Pelaez Juan Carlos, Instituto de Meteorologia, Cuba
Havana Total Ozone Measurements and UV Solar Radiation Monitoring as contribution to GAW

Moreta Ramón Juan, AEMET (State Meteorological Agency Of Spain), Spain
The AEMET´s contribution to the WMO/GAW Programme

Patel Khageshwar Singh, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India
Black carbon pollution in Central India

Takatsuji Shinya, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
JMA aircraft observations of atmospheric CO2, CH4, CO and N2O in the mid-troposphere over the western North Pacific

Tsaturov Yuri, Roshydromet, Russian Federation
GAW related activities in Russian Federation

Zhou Lingxi, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS), China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China
Chinese GAW and the GHGs application

P2: Activities at GAW stations

Batchvarova Ekaterina, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgaria
Turbulence, ozone and wind profiles under sea breeze situations at a Bulgarian Black Sea site

Carbajal Benitez Gerardo, Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (National Meteorological Service), Argentina
Ushuaia GAW: Activities, results and projects.

Carbajal Benitez Gerardo, Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (National Meteorological Service), Argentina
GAW – Regional (Antarctic) Stations – Argentina

Cristofanelli Paolo, ISAC-CNR, Italy
Atmospheric composition studies in the Mediterranean basin at the GAW/WMO global station "O. Vittori" - Monte Cimone (2165 m a.s.l.)

Cristofanelli Paolo, ISAC-CNR, Italy
Atmospheric Brown Cloud studies in the high Himalayas at the GAW/WMO global station Nepal Climate Observatory - Pyramid (5079 m a.s.l.)

Cuevas Emilio, Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMET), Spain
The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center: GAW activities

Fricke Wolfgang, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
Hohenpeissenberg Meteorological Observatory - GAW Global Site

Herizal Hamzah, BMKG, Indonesia
Progress and Challenge of Bukit Kototabang Global GAW Station

Kim Sang-Woo, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Recent developments and future plans at Gosan Climate Observatory, Korea within the framework of ABC and WMO-GAW

Mohamad Maznorizan, Malaysian Meteorological Department, Malaysia
The Monitoring Activities at GAW Station in Malaysia

Mimouni Mohamed, Algerian meteorology service, Algeria
Results of 18 years of measurements at the GAW station Tamanrasset/Assekrem

Ries Ludwig, Federal Environment Agency, Germany
Trends of climate forcing gases at German GAW Stations in comparison to national emission trends

Scheifinger Helfried, ZAMG, Austria
Ozone trends at high alpine GAW stations

Steinbacher Martin, Empa, Switzerland
The Global GAW Station Jungfraujoch

Van Malderen Roeland, Royal Meteorological Institute, Belgium
Ozone and UV observations in Uccle (Belgium) and Utsteinen (Antarctica)

Viisanen Yrjö, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Pallas-Sodankylä GAW-station

P3: Activities at GAW Central Facilities

Bittner Michael, German Aerospace Center Oberpfaffenhofen (DLR), Germany
World Data Centre for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (WDC-RSAT)

Fiebig Markus, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway
The World Data Centre for Aerosols: Recent Developments

Guenther Franklin, NIST, USA
Advances in Ozone Traceability

Min Deullae, Korea Meteorological Administration, Republic of Korea
Current Status and Future Plan of WCC-SF6

Novelli Paul, Global Monitoring Division/ESRL/NOAA, USA
WMO Central Calibration Laboratory for Carbon Monoxide

Redondas Alberto, Izaña Atmospheric Research Center, AEMET, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Regional Brewer Calibration Centre-Europe (RBCC-E)

Steinbacher Martin, Empa, Switzerland
QA/SAC Switzerland - activities and achievements

Steinbrecher Rainer, KIT/IMK-IFU, Germany
KIT World Calibration Centres within the „Global Atmosphere Watch“ (GAW) Programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Viallon Joële, BIPM, France
Comparisons for NO2, O3, CH2O, CH4 gas standards: Supporting current and potential CCLs and WCCs

Zellweger Christoph, Empa, Switzerland
Improved performance audits by WCC-Empa through on-site comparisons with a travelling analyser

P4: Analysis of observations, products and services

Jalkanen Liisa, WMO, Switzerland
Climate Services for Megacities and Large Urban Complexes

Jalkanen Liisa, WMO, Switzerland
WMO GAW Programme addressing air pollution and climate change

Lawson Sarah, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Australia
Biomass Burning Emissions ‐ Robbins Island, Cape Grim, Australia, 41ºS

Molloy Suzie, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Australia
Identification of a Suitable Baseline Definition of Tropospheric Ozone at Cape Grim, Tasmania

Nagashima Tatsuya, Center for Regional Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan
Global Model Validation of Surface Ozone by the WMO/GAW WDCGG

Ogren John, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, USA
Recommendations for the interpretation of "black carbon" measurements

Rossa Andrea, MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
CATCOS - Capacity Building and Twinning for Climate Observing Systems

Tarasova Oksana, WMO, Switzerland
An integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IGIS)

Terradellas E., AEMET, Spain
WMO Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System, Regional Cenre for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe

Zhou Lingxi, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS), China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China
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