The Global Climate Observing System


Entry_ID: GCRIO 088 GCRIO_Inventory: 0 Entry_Title: The Global Climate Observing System Document_Author: Joint Scientific Committee Agency_Name: World Climate Research Programme Start_Date: 1991
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Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community

Concern about climate change has arisen because of observed increases in
greenhouse gas concentrations, and global climate models predict that these
and continuing increases will change the climate. This concern was expressed
at the Second World Climate Conference and one of the main
recommendations of that conference was the need to establish a Global
Climate Observing System (GCOS). An ad hoc meeting, sponsored by WMO,
IOC, and ICSU, was convened in Winchester, United Kingdom, from 14-15
January 1991 to discuss the recommendation in more detail. This paper
summarizes the conclusions of that meeting.
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Storage_Medium: 20 pages printed matter (booklet)
Parameter: Astronomical Parameters
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Environmental Sciences
Location: Global
Keyword: global change
Keyword: GCOS
Keyword: Global Climate Observing System
Keyword: climate change
Keyword: climate system monitoring
Keyword: atmosphere
Keyword: land surface
Keyword: ocean
Keyword: geophysical processes
Keyword: biochemical processes
Keyword: proposal
Keyword: weather
Keyword: meteorology