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WORLD WEATHER WATCH GLOBAL OBSERVING SYSTEM [1 record]

Record 1 2004-12-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • System Names
  • Meteorology
DEF

The coordinated system of methods, techniques and facilities for making observations on a world-wide scale within the framework of the World Weather Watch.

OBS

The purpose of the Global Observing System (GOS) is to provide, from all parts of the globe and from outer space, high-quality, standardized observations of the state of the atmosphere and ocean surface. GOS comprises observing facilities at stations on land and at sea, and on aircraft, meteorological satellites and other platforms. These facilities are owned and operated by the 185 Member countries of WMO [World Meteorological Organization]. The GOS is the most important source of information on the atmosphere.

Key term(s)
  • WWW Global Observing System

French

Domaine(s)
  • Noms de systèmes
  • Météorologie
DEF

Système coordonné de méthodes, de moyens et d'installations destiné à permettre l'exécution d'observations sur l'ensemble du globe dans le cadre de la Veille météorologique mondiale.

OBS

Système mondial d'observation; Système mondial d'observation de la Veille météorologique mondiale; SMO : appellations et abréviation confirmées par l'organisme.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Nombres de sistemas
  • Meteorología
DEF

Sistema coordinado de métodos, medios e instalaciones destinado a permitir la ejecución de observaciones en el conjunto del mundo en el marco de la Vigilancia Meteorológica Mundial.

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