Global Measurement Networks for Atmospheric Studies

  • Paul C. Simon
  • Polymnia Skarlas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 607)


Networks combining measurements from various instruments and platforms are certainly an indispensable way of ensuring global datasets and information needed to address climate-related issues in a planetary scale. Today, they form an integral part of a general strategy, namely the Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS), which seeks to bring together the major ground-based and satellite components of the Earth’s observing system for a better effectiveness in their use and in the study of the environment. This chapter gives a fewexamples of networks focusing on generating data of known and high quality, to support research related to the Earth’s atmospheric environment on the short- and long-term scales, but also assessments on global change and guidance to the international policy making.


World Meteorological Organ Microwave Radiometer Total Column Ozone International Geophysical Year Global Atmospheric Watch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Simon
    • 1
  • Polymnia Skarlas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d’Aéronomie Spatiale de BelgiqueBelgium

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