Global Measurement Networks for Atmospheric Studies
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.
KeywordsWorld Meteorological Organ Microwave Radiometer Total Column Ozone International Geophysical Year Global Atmospheric Watch
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