IGACO Ozone and UV radiation

IGACO (Integrated Global Atmospheric Chemistry Observations) was a strategy for bringing together ground-based, aircraft and satellite observations of 13 chemical species in the atmosphere. IGACO was implemented as a strategic element of the Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The implementation was organised in four focus areas: Ozone, Aerosols, Greenhouse gases and Air Quality / Long-range transport. Activities in each focus area were coordinated by WMO, jointly with a IGACO Theme Office hosted by a research institution in the field. The IGACO-Ozone and UV Office was hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

Reference documents:

IGACO Theme Report
IGACO-O3/UV Implementation Plan