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ESSEM COST Action 716
Exploitation of ground-based GPS for climate and numerical weather prediction applications

Action 716 dealt with the assessment of the operational potential on an international scale of the exploitation of a ground-based network of GPS receivers to provide near real time observations for Numerical Weather Prediction and climate applications. The Action succeeded in developing and demonstrating a prototype system with a data exploitation scheme for Numerical Weather Prediction models and analysis of data exploitation techniques needed for climatic applications. An implementation of BUFR format for GPS data was developed for data communication, and was approved by World Meteorological Organisation. A further proposal was prepared for a European Meteorological Network Programme for operational use of GPS data.

The Final Report of the Action is in print and should be available in May 2005.

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Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Evaluation Report

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Final Report

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