NEWS and UPDATES
- IMPORTANT: abstract submission deadline for the 13th iCACGP / 13th IGAC Quadrennial Symposium/Conference and celebration of 25th Anniversary of GAW is 15 March 2014. Registration and hotel booking is open at http://igac-icacgp2014.org/.
- 24 February: Application deadline for
International school on atmospheric aerosol physics, measurement and sampling (31 March – 3 April 2014, University of the Philippines, Diliman) is 14 March 2014. Registration form is available here.
- 26 February: reports of station audits by World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physics (WCCAP) are made available at WCCAP web page.
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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).
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.