The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Station Information System - GAWSIS
J. Klausen and S. Henne
EMPA, Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland; +41-44-823-4127, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GAWSIS is an interactive web application and the official catalogue of the observational base of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/GAW programme. It was designed with a hierarchical log-in system to allow registered users to change and amend information. On top, it uses automated machine-to-machine processes using metadata obtained from a number of data centers regularly update information on the measurement programs of stations. The GAWSIS development effort has been guided by the objectives to:
GAWSIS is available on-line at http://gaw.empa.ch/gawsis. The web interface and functionalities have been steadily improved over the years. GAWSIS serves as a structuring element in the increasingly complex landscape of atmospheric monitoring programs and data archives. At present, GAWSIS provides:
WMO/Commission for Atmospheric Sciences-XV recommended to establish GAWSIS as a World Data Centre for Metadata and a Data Collection and Production Centre for WIS. It is believed that the present design concepts used in GAWSIS are very well suited to support such a development.