Global Atmosphere Watch

The WMO Global Monitoring Program

Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus

The GAW Global Station Zugspitze / Hohenpeißenberg

The Federal Environment Agency, Germany (UBA) and German Meteorological Service (DWD) jointly operate the GAW Global Station Zugspitze/Hohenpeissenberg. It is divided into two platforms at Hohenpeißenberg (DWD) and at Schneefernerhaus (UBA). Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) is a global network organized by UNO/WMO to measure the state of the atmosphere and to detect physical and chemical changes in it. The UFS station provides very good conditions for long term monitoring of the lower free troposphere. The program of the Federal Environment Agency focuses on climate forcing gases, reactive gases and aerosols. Since the chemical composition of the atmosphere and it’s aerosol contents are a key to atmospheric processes, the data acquired by the Federal Environment Agency can be essential for the detection of changes, for modeling and ground truthing.

Umweltbundesamt, Deutscher Wetterdienst

GAWTEC - Global Atmosphere Watch Tarining & Education Centre

The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus hosts GAWTEC, the Global Atmosphere Watch Training & Education Centre.

Cedric Couret
Tel. +49 (0)8821 924-137
Fax +49 (0)8821 924-109

Dr. Werner Thomas
DWD Hohenpeissenberg
Tel. +49 69 8062 9720
Fax +49 69 8062 9707

Participating Institutes