Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere Programme (TOGA)

Programme scientifique sur l'océan tropical et l'atmosphère globale

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History

1 Jan 1985, as a 10-year, large-scale scientific experiment within World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), International Council for Science (ICSU) and, since 1993, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Officially completed 31 Dec 1994; follow-up conference 2-7 Apr 1995, Melbourne (Australia).

Aims

Develop scientific understanding and predictions of large-scale atmospheric and tropical oceanic variations, such as the 'El Nino' phenomenon; foster close cooperation between oceanographers and meteorologists; advance understanding of the adjustment and interaction of the oceans and the atmosphere.

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Activities

Monitors atmospheric, ocean atmosphere interface and oceanographic variables; assesses large-scale climatic variations in tropical oceans and global atmosphere; modelling; studies; meetings.

Structure

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Members

Members in 18 countries
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Subjects *

  • Meteorology
    • Meteorology
  • Climatology
    • Tropical Zones
  • Oceanography
    • Oceanography

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

F7115

Last News Received

1. Jun 1994
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