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Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) Records

Identifier:  - GARP

Scope and Contents

The Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) called for an international effort that would be spread over a decade and aimed at greatly increasing knowledge of the global behavior of the atmosphere. A global observing system and a series of field programs and computer experiments were planned as part of the Program with the goal of extending the range of large-scale weather forecasts beyond the then limit of three to five days.

The GARP Records include budget information, correspondence, newsletters, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and plans for research.


  • 1966-1979
  • Majority of material found in 1970-1972


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


2.30 Linear Feet

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Arrangement is by original order. The collection is organized into 4 series housed in 2 record cartons and 1 Hollinger box:

Series 1: Administrative, 1969-1979, undated Series 2: Advisory Panels and Committees, 1970-1973 Series 3: Correspondence, 1970-1972 Series 4: Research, 1966-1976, undated

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Custodial History

Donated to the NCAR Archives prior to 2009. Further accession details are incomplete or absent.

Related Materials

Global Atmospheric Research Programme Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) Records, 1972-1979

Processing Information

This collection was processed in January 2011. Materials were kept in original order and rehoused in acid-free folders. Materials that were weeded from the collection include routine correspondence, travel arrangements, check requests, and requests for publications. Publications that are available in the NCAR Library were also removed from the collection.

Kathleen Legg
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository