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Rainfall at Izaña was slightly above average during the hydrometeorological year 2013-2014
The last Hydrometeorological year (also known as "agricultural year" in Spain) began September 1, 2013 and ended on August 31, 2014. During this period a total rainfall of 425.2 liters per square meter was recorded at the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory, located in Tenerife 2371 meters above sea level. This value is slightly above the average of the reference period (1971-2000), which is 415 liters per square meter. The winter season was very wet, especially the first half of December when several storms from the southwest, some of them More...
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:46
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New paper published in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussion entitled "Using XCO2 retrievals for assessing the long-term consistency of NDACC/FTIR datasets" by Barthlott et al.
Within the NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change), more than 20 FTIR (Fourier–Transform InfraRed) spectrometers, spread worldwide, provide long-term data records of many atmospheric trace gases. This paper presents a method that uses measured and modelled XCO2 for assessing the consistency of these data records. Our NDACC XCO2 retrieval setup is kept simple so that it can easily be adopted for any NDACC/FTIR-like measurement made since the late 1950s. By a comparison to coincident TCCON (Total Carbon Column More...
Monday, 27 October 2014 09:25
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Participation in "AERONET Meeting 2014"
  The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center has participated in the “Aeronet Meeting 2014” was held at the Valladolid University in Valladolid (Spain) from 14 to 17 October 2014.The following scientific contribution was shown: A. Barreto, E. Cuevas, M. Canini, B. Damiri, A. Almansa,  and F. Maupin.: Lunar More...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:51
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The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center participated in the First Exhibition of Scientific and Professional Vocations in the Canary Islands.
  Last 16th and 17th of October the First Fair of Scientific and Professional Vocations of the Canary Islands, organized by the University of La Laguna and its General Foundation, took place in the streets of the historic center of San Cristobal de la Laguna (Tenerife). In this Fair a series of activities, such as exhibitions, workshops and talks, were made in order to raise awareness of science, technology, and innovation to young people of the island of Tenerife and to promote scientific and professional careers, especially among More...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:43
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Calibration at Izaña station of 70 TENUM Calitoo sun-photometers involved in the GLOBE scientific-educational program
From October 7th to 9th, 2014, 70 Calitoo sun-photometers have been calibrated at Izaña station (IARC-AEMET). This small educational sun-photometer has been manufactured by TENUM and developed under the scientific and technical supervision of Dr. Phillipe Goloub and Eng. Luc Blarel from the Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique (LOA; CNRS-University of Lille). Calitoos are involved in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, which is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and More...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:06
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Calibration of the Cimel sun-photometer of the AERONET station in Tunis (Tunisia)
  From September 22nd to 26th, 2014, the annual maintenance and SUN and SKY calibration of the Cimel sun-photometer installed at the Tunis-Carthage station (AERONET-PHOTONS-RIMA network) have been performed at Izaña station (IARC-AEMET). This activity has been developed as a contribution to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) and to the Izaña station activities as WMO-CIMO Testbed for Aerosols and Water Vapor Remote Sensing Instruments.Furthermore, from More...
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:21
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