Goals of GTN-H
- Aims at a global hydrological network of networks
- Plans and implements projects that facilitate access to hydrological networks and observation data, and generates derived products
- Forms an essential component for integrated global and regional hydrological products
The main objective of the GTN-H is to make available data from existing global hydrological observation networks and to enhance their value through integration. GTN-H thus underpins the generation of datasets suitable for:
- Research in the areas of global and regional climate change
- Environmental Monitoring
- Hydrology and water resource management
The GTN-H is a joint effort of the World Meteorological Organization / Climate and Water Department (WMO/CLW), the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), co-sponsored by WMO, UNEP, IOC and ICSU, and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), co-sponsored by WMO, UNESCO, ICSU, UNEP and FAO.
GTN-H represents the observational arm of the Group on Earth Observations / Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations Theme (GEO/IGWCO).
- Prototype system for the on-line near-real-time data access for over 400 river gauge stations worldwide
- Access to a first guess global gridded precipitation product
- First-time on-line access to a global water quality database
- Prototype definition of a hydrological metadata standard, based on the WMO core metadata standard