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GCIP/EOP: GCIP Enhanced Observing Period


The 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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GCMD Name G - I > GCIP > GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project > 70ea1650-902a-4022-8103-3c7a1fb3bc44
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1995-10-01 00:00:00
End Date 2000-10-01 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 52.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 27.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -114.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -84.00

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Parent project GCIP: GEWEX Continental-scale International Projects