GCIP/EOP project descriptionGCIP Enhanced Observing Period
SummaryThe Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-scale International Project (GCIP) Enhanced Observing Period (EOP) takes place in the Mississippi River basin during 1995-2000. The Mississippi River basin provides a number of watershed areas that are potentionally useful for hydrologic focussed studies. During this period, there will be a number of Enhanced Seasonal Observing Periods (ESOPs) in various smaller scale areas.
The GCIP scientific objectives are: 1) Document the time-space variability of the hydrological and energy budgets at a continental-scale; 2) Develop and validate macro-scale land surface hydrologic models, related high resolution atmospheric models, and coupled hydrologic-atmospheric models; 3) Develop and validate information retrieval schemes incorporating existing and future satellite observations combined with enhanced ground-based observations; and 4) Provide a capability to translate the effects of a future climate change into impacts on water resources on a regional basis.
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Additional InformationRelated links:
- homepage: http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/mpe/gapp/
Temporal coverageBegin date: 1995-10-01 00:00:00, End date: 2000-10-01 23:59:59
Spatial coverageMinimum latitude: 27.000000, Minimum longitude: -114.000000
Maximum latitude: 52.000000, Maximum longitude: -84.000000