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Word Climate Research Programme

In 1992, the  WRMC/BSRN started within the framework of the World Climate Research Project (WCRP).

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

The Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) is a program to observe, understand and model the hydrological cycle and energy fluxes in the atmosphere, at land surface and in the upper oceans.

GEWEX Radiation Panel

BSRN is a project of the the Radiation Panel from the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment.

Global Climate Observing System

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is intended to be a long-term, user-driven operational system capable of providing the comprehensive observations required for:

  • Monitoring the climate system,
  • Detecting and attributing climate change,
  • Assessing impacts of, and supporting adaptation to, climate variability and change,
  • Application to national economic development,
  • Research to improve understanding, modelling and prediction of the climate system.

Word Radiation Data Center

The Word Radiation Data Center offers monthly averaged radiation datasets all over the world.

Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)

The NDACC is composed of more than 70 high-quality, remote-sensing research stations for observing and understanding the physical and chemical state of the stratosphere and upper troposphere and for assessing the impact of stratosphere changes on the underlying troposphere and on global climate.

Global Energy Balance Archive

The Global Energy Balance Archive (GEBA) is project A7 of the World Climate Programme - Water (WMO/ICSU). The GEBA database stores monthly means of energy fluxes which have been instrumentally measured at the surface. The quality of the energy flux monthly means is controlled.

Global Atmospheric Watch

The mission of the Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) is to

  • make reliable, comprehensive observations of the chemical composition and selected physical characteristics of the atmosphere on global and regional scales,
  • provide the scientific community with the means to predict future atmospheric states,
  • organize assessments in support of formulating environmental policy.

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