The most pressing issues GAW has been focusing on are:
Figure 1 Global stations of the Global Atmospheric Watch program
GAW relies on an ensemble of long-term atmospheric records at stations around the globe. The program delivers periodic assessment reports based on the study of the variability and trends in atmospheric composition and related physical parameters. Those reports offer reliable scientific information for policy makers wanting to tackle climate change, ozone depletion or urban air quality.
Moving into the future, the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory will contribute long term atmospheric data. As a regional station, Cyprus is ideally located to study climate change and air pollution transport within the East Mediterranean and Middle Eastern region.
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