International funded project
||Strategy and Systems for Space Applications Unit (SSSA)
||Other EO projects
||As part of an overall scientific strategy of the World Climate Research Programme and the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) to improve global climate predictability, the GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP) was formed in 1990. The overall goal of GCIP is to improve climate models by bridging the gap between small scales apropriate for modelling discrete processes over land and large scales practical for modelling the global climate system. The primary objectives of GCIP are to determine the variability of the Earth's hydrological cycle and energy exchange budget over a continental-scale; to develop and validate techniques for coupling atmospheric and surface hydrological processes in climate models; and to provide a basis for translating the effects of future climate change to impacts on regional water resources.
NOAA and NASA
||Weather & climate