Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP)

THE GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC Research Program (GARP) was a 15-year international research program directed by the World Meteorological Organization and the International Council of Scientific Unions.

In 1962, after the successes of the 1957/58 International Geophysical Year, the General Assembly of the United Nations formally invited the International Council of the Scientific Unions to cooperate with the World Meteorological Organization in developing a program of research on atmospheric science. The Global Atmosphere Research Program (GARP) was the result of the work of a joint ICSU and WMO committee. The program was launched in 1967.

Led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology meteorologist Jule Charney, the Global Atmosphere Research Program played a crucial role in its pioneering influence in the use of satellites for continuous, global observation of the ...

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