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GCOS Implementation Project Manager’s Report Richard K. Thigpen GCOS Secretariat Geneva, Switzerland. Primary Activities. Direct GUAN and GSN Station Renovation Technical Support Projects CBS Lead Centers for GCOS Training Workshops Some Metrics. GUAN Revitalization Activities.

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GCOS

Implementation Project Manager’s Report

Richard K. Thigpen

GCOS Secretariat

Geneva, Switzerland


Primary Activities

Direct GUAN and GSN Station Renovation

Technical Support Projects

CBS Lead Centers for GCOS

Training Workshops

Some Metrics


GUAN Revitalization Activities

Equipment Replacement

Hydrogen Generators and Upper Air Systems

Gan, MaldivesDar es Salaam, Tanzania

Windhoek, NamibiaHarare, Zimbabwe

Yerevan, ArmeniaPenrhyn, Cook Islands

Douala, CameroonAntananarivo, Madagascar

Dakar, SenegalAddis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nairobi, KenyaBauerfield, Vanuatu

Honiara, Solomon Islands Laoag, Philippines

Galapagos, EcuadorLima, Peru

Niamey, NigerAbidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

SeychellesMauritius

Radiosondes and Balloons To Many


Current GUAN Revitalization Activities

Hydrogen Generators to:

Mahe, Seychelles

Niamey, Niger

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Generators Still a problem

Radiosondes to:

Mauritius


What is Next For GUAN?

Galapagos

Roratonga Generator

Plans include (Maybe):

Luanda, Angola

Khartoum, Sudan

Kananga, DRC

Nampula, Mozambique


Bjelasnica circa 1890


Bjelasnica 1994


Current and Next for GSN?

Angola

Madagascar (11 Stations)

Zambia (Comms)

Aragats High Mountain, Armenia

Chisinau, Moldova

Tbilisi, Georgia

High Performance Wind System for Bjelasnica


GCOS Technical Support Projects

Current Projects

Pacific Islands (New Zealand Met Service US Bi lateral)

Americas (Private Company)

Southern Africa (Competition Soon)

Visit Each GUAN Station 2 Times per Year

Visit as Many GSN as Possible

Monitor reports from all Stations


Technical Support Projects

Site Visits:

Better Meta Data

Including Photos Around Sensor Suite

Actual Location of Many are Wrong

Many are no Longer Good Sites

Calibration and Training


CLIMAT/CLIREP Workshop

Three So Far

Next Planned for Fiji in 2009 ?

In Coordination with WCP/WWW/BOM

Includes WWW Handbook on CLIMAT

(TD 1188)

Includes Set up and Use of CLIREP


Upper Air Workshop

Workshop Held in October in Windhoek

All GUAN in Africa

Coordination with WWW

Funded by GCOS (KNMI)

Team from UKMO Lead by John Nash

In English and French

Five Vendors Participated

Included Generator Support and Safety

Next in India February 2009


CBS Lead Centers for GCOS

Direct Contact with Countries

Distributed around the World

Bridge Cultural/Language Problems

Encouraged to Contact All Countries

Monitor Operation

Resolve Problems

Request Historical Data


CBS Lead Centers for GCOS

AustraliaKevin Smith

ChileJorge Carrasco

GermanyTobias Fuchs

(With Udo Schneider)

IranMina Jabbari

MoroccoRachid Sebbari

JapanHidehiko Isobe

MozambiqueDomingos Mosquito Patricio

USMatt Menne

(Assisted by Larry Nicodemus & Greg Hammer)

UK Jonathan Shanklin

(British Antarctic Survey)


CBS Lead Centers

Need to Meet Bi Annually

Impact on Budget

Expand to include all of RBCN

Reports to AOPC and CBS Annually

Meta Data

Leadership/Guidance from Who?


Number of CLIMAT Received at NCDC


Some Metrics

Historical Data from 30 Countries into Archive

Most GUAN Stations Work!

October 2007 All African GUAN Reported!

Monitoring Center at DWD/JMA Report Records for CLIMAT Receipt

Fixed GTS Problem Resulted in >200 CLIMAT at JMA


GCOS Cooperative Mechanism (GCM)

Funds from Spain

Latin American Countries

Galapagos GUAN Ecuador Next

Funds from UKMO

Radiosondes, Yerevan, Seychelles

Funds from Germany

Wind System for Bjelasnica

Chisinau GSN

Funds from Canada

TSP for the Americas


GCOS Cooperative Mechanism (GCM)

Funds From US

Implementation Project Manager

Funded Many Projects

TSP for Americas

Aragats GSN

Netherlands

Generators for Niger and Cote d’Ivoire

GUAN Workshop in Windhoek

Angola GSN

Radiosondes for Mauritius

TSP for Southern Africa


What’s Next?

More Emphasis on Quality not Quantity

Additional Support and training

Further Develop the CBS Lead Centers

Need Funding!


Thank You

RKT


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