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NEWS and UPDATES

 
  • 14 November 2014: IMPORTANT NOTE: SF6 scale has been updated (announcement)
  • 12 November 2014: presentations of the 5th GAW VOC expert meeting are available on the web
  • 7 November 2014: The GAWTEC trainig session on aerosols starts on 17 November 2014.
 
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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)
Upcoming meetings (2015)
Materials of previous meetings
 GAW and related meeting lists (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Draft GAW reports (open for comments):

 

 

 

 

 

 
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