U.S. contributions to the CEOP

Richard Lawford, Mike Bosilovich, Susanna Eden, Sam Benedict, Constance Brown, Arnold Gruber, Paul Houser, Kuolin Hsu, Jin Huang, William Lau, Tilden Meyers, Kenneth Mitchell, Christa Peters-Lidard, John Roads, Matt Rodell, Soroosh Sorooshian, Dan Tarpley, Steve Williams

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The Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) is an international project that was first proposed by the Global Energy and water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) in 1997 and was formally launched in 2001. Since that time it has been adopted by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), which views it as an essential parts of its strategy for developing global datasets to evaluate global climate models, and by the Integrated Global Observing Strategy Partnership (IGOS-P), which views it as the first element of its global water cycle theme. The United States has been an active partner in all phases of CEOP. In particular, the United States has taken the lead in contributinh data from a number of reference sites, providing data processing, and archiving capabilities and related research activities through the GEWEX Americas Prediction Project (GAPP). Other U.S. programs and agencies are providing components including model and data assimilation output, satelite data, and other services. The U.S. science community has also been using the CEOP database in model evaluation and phenomenological studies. This article summarizes the U.S. contributions during the first phase of CEOP and outlines opportunities for readers to become involved in the data analysis phase of the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-939
Number of pages13
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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