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NEWS and UPDATES

  !!!   GAW Implementation Plan for 2016-2019 (draft)

!!! Annotated Outline for an Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Implementation Plan (draft)

 
WMO Congress 17 and Executive Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 May-17 June
 
13 May 2015: The presentations from the BIPM Particulate workshop held on 15 April 2015 in Paris are now available at:
http://www.bipm.org/ws/AllowedDocuments.jsp?ws=AEROSOLS
6 May 2015: The monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million in March 2015 for the first time on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (press release and web news)
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ABOUT US

The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of WMO is a partnership involving the Members of WMO, contributing networks and collaborating organizations and bodies which provides reliable scientific data and information on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its natural and anthropogenic change, and helps to improve the understanding of interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and the biosphere.

GAW focal areas are aerosols, greenhouse gases, selected reactive gases, ozone, UV radiation and precipitation chemistry (or atmospheric deposition). GAW supports the WMO GAW Urban Research Meteorology and Environment (GURME) project and works together the Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) as well as provides Sand and Dust Storms Warning (SDS-WAS).

Aerosols
Greenhouse gases
Reactive gases
Ozone
UV radiation
Acid deposition
GURME
GESAMP
Sand and Dust Storms

GAW is considered the atmospheric chemistry component of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).

Organizational components and structure of the Programme are presented under "Structure".

The GAW Programme operates according to WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Strategic Pan: 2008-2015 and its Addendum.

 

Meetings & Training

Upcoming meetings (2015)
Materials of previous meetings
 GAW and related meeting lists (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Draft GAW reports (open for comments):

GAW 216 - Seventh Intercomparison Campaign of the Regional Brewer Calibration Center Europe (RBCC-E), Lichtklimatisches Observatorium, Arosa, Switzerland, 16-27 July 2012

 

 

 

 

 
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