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New paper published in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussion entitled "Empirical validation and proof of added value of MUSICA's tropospheric δD remote sensing products" by Schneider et al.
Within the project MUSICA (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water) tropospheric water vapour isototopologue remote sensing and in-situ observations are carrying out. This paper presents a first empirical validation of MUSICA’s H2O and δD remote sensing products (generated from ground-based Fourier Transform InfraRed spectrometer, FTIR and a space-based Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer, IASI). As reference well calibrated in-situ measurements were used. One of these More...
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:02
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Participation in the 2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology 2014 (RICTA)
The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center has participated “2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology”, which was held in Tarragona (España) from 7 to 9 July 2014.RICTA 2014 aims to continue the diffusion of the main scientific and technological advances on aerosol research, particularly regarding the Portuguese and Spanish communities. The following contributions were shown: “Vertical distribution of the mineral dust radiative forcing in Tenerife” R.D. García, O.E. García, V.E. Cachorro, E. Cuevas, C. Guirado, Y. More...
Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:01
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African dust outbreaks over the western Mediterranean Basin: 11-year characterization of atmospheric circulation patterns and dust source areas”, paper published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  In this paper the occurrence of African dust outbreaks over different areas of the western Mediterranean Basin were identified for the period 2001-2011, and the main atmospheric circulation patterns causing these episodes were objectively characterized. For this purpose, two different but complementary methods for the classification of atmospheric variable fields (K-means and Principal Components) were used. Also, the potential source areas of mineral dust associated to each circulation pattern were identified by a trajectory statistical More...
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 07:36
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“Aerosol characterization at the Saharan AERONET site Tamanrasset” paper published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP-Discussion phase)
This paper presents an analysis of more than two years of columnar atmospheric aerosol measurements (2006–2009) at Tamanrasset site. Tamanrasset is a strategic site for aerosol research placed in the heart of the Sahara. Figure 1. Location of Tamanrasset station and Cimel sun-photometer set-up.   For this analysis, AERONET level 2.0 data supplemented by corrected level 1.5 data (KCICLO method) were used. The annual variability of aerosol optical depth (AOD) and Angstrom exponent (AE) has been found to be strongly linked to the More...
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:30
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Participation in the NDACC-IRWG/TCCON 2014 Meeting
The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center, together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, have presented ten studies in the “NDACC-IRWG/TCCON 2014 Meeting“, which was held in Bad Sulza (Germany) from 12 to 16 May 2014.This conference, jointly organised by the networks TCCON (Total Carbon Column Observing Network) and the infrared group of NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change), is the annual meeting of all the international groups working with the FTIR technique (Fourier Transform InfraRed) for More...
Thursday, 22 May 2014 16:00
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Participation in the “European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) 2014”
The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center, together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, have presented two studies in the “European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) 2014”, which was held in Vienna (Austria) from 27 April to 2 May 2014.This conference, organised by the European Geosciences Union and based on the geophysics research, has been an opportunity to present and review the current status of the research on the atmospheric water vapour isotopologues and atmospheric composition using remote sensing and in-situ More...
Thursday, 08 May 2014 14:33
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