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World Climate Programme


  1. Abdel H. El-shaarawi1,2,3

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vaw012.pub2

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How to Cite

El-shaarawi, A. H. 2013. World Climate Programme . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


World Climate Program was established after the holding of the First World Climate Conference in Geneva in 1979. It consists of four program components: Data and Monitoring; Applications and Services; Impact Assessment and Response Strategies; and Research. These will provide an overall picture for understanding the climate system.


  • monitoring;
  • assessment;
  • research;
  • climate variability;
  • prediction