Global Observing System (GOS)

The Global Observing System (GOS) represents a coordinated system of individual surface- and space-based observing systems and networks, methods, techniques, facilities and arrangements for making observations on a worldwide scale. The GOS is the observing component of the World Weather Watch (WWW). The main purpose of GOS is to provide weather and climate observations from all parts of the globe that are required by Members for operational and research purposes. GOS is also one of the key components of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), which provides a framework for all WMO observing systems and for WMO contributions to co‑sponsored observing systems in support of all WMO Programmes and activities.

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