|GALION The GAW Aerosol Lidar Observation Network|
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) Aerosol Lidar Observation Network (GALION) was formed in 2008. GALION is a lidar network of networks organized through the GAW program to coordinate network activities and provide comprehensive profiling of atmospheric aerosols, clouds, gases, and thermodynamic structure. GALION chair and steering committee leadership is run by the heads of the individual lidar networks. Each GALION network is an official GAW contributing network (signed letter of agreement with WMO).