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NEWS and UPDATES

  • 25 July 2014: Station Pha Din (Viet Nam) was accepted as GAW Regional station
  • 18 July 2014: The 27th GAWTEC training session on aerosols is open for applications (application deadline is 22 August 2014)
  • 16 June 2014: Korea Meteorological Administration and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science are hosting the 6th Asia-Pacific GAW Workshop on Greenhouse Gases and the 5th WMO/GAW Expert workshop on Volatile Organic Compounds in Daejeon, Republic of Korea on 20-22 October, 2014 (see upcoming meetings for announcements)
 
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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 (2014) (download the meeting list for 2014)
Materials of previous meetings
 GAW and related meeting lists (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Draft GAW reports (open for comments):

GAW 213 - 17th WMO/IAEA Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases and Related Tracers Measurement Techniques (GGMT-2013), Beijing, China, 10-13 June 2013

GAW 212 - Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Spectral Instruments Measuring Spectral Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance

 

 

 

 
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