Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)

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History

Aug 1988, Offenbach-Main (Germany FR), as a research project designed for and integrated in international programmes. Activities embedded into frameworks of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). Collects, quality assures and analyses data under the auspices of World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Operated by Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) (GPCC is a special organizational unit of DWD).

Aims

Collect and evaluate precipitation data from monthly and daily in situ station observations worldwide; calculate gridded precipitation climatologies and analysis for the land surface of the earth; estimate errors of observation data and analyses; serve as observational reference data sets and calibration point for global satellite based analysis and verification of model based global and regional re-analysis data sets.

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Activities

Knowledge management/information dissemination.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

K1479

Last News Received

1. Jun 2016
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