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Exploitation of GERB for climate and meteorological applications

Objective



The objective of this proposal is to carry out a Pilot Project in which members of the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) experiment development team, plus a number of collaborating user organisations, work together to identify requirements for the exciting new data to be produced by GERB to meet user needs, and identify an implementation plan leading to the establishment of a pre-operational system capable of delivering the required data products to these users. This will be accomplished by enhancing the data processing chain for GERB so as to deliver processed data to the users within three hours of collection. The users will incorporate the data into existing models to improve the models of climate change and to study the effect on the ability to make improved medium range weather forecasts. The project will provide new data of importance to a number of international programmes such as GEWEX, BALTEX, WCRP and GCOS.
The project will also serve to reinforce the REFIR project study currently being supported by the EU.

Coordinator

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

GKSS - Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH
Germany
Address
Max Planck-straße
21502 Geesthacht
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
United Kingdom
Address
Blackett Laboratory Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BZ London
Institut Royal Météorologique de Belgique
Belgium
Address
3,Avenue Circulaire
1180 Bruxelles
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Road, Metz Office
EX1 3PB Exeter
University of Leicester
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Italy
Address
Via Della Tecnica 3
85100 Potenza
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Via Irnerio 46
40126 Bologna