Development of advanced atmospheric data products

In AGACC-II, we use ground-based remote sensing techniques to develop advanced data products, so that we can support chemistry-climate applications.

These measurements will take place in 4 observatories:

  • Ukkel, Belgium (50.5°N, 4°E)
  • Jungfraujoch, Switzerland (46.5°N, 8°E)
  • Ile de La Réunion, Indian Ocean (21°S, 55°E)
  • Bujumbura, Burundi (3°S, 29°E)

AGACC remote sensing locations

Our partners have already acquired a long-lasting expertise with various remote-sensing instruments:

  • Brewer spectrometers
  • CIMEL sunphotometers
  • Fourier-transform infrared spectrometers
  • MAXDOAS spectrometers

Also, new expertise will be developed for :

  • measuring aerosol backscatter vertical profiles with a lidar ceilometer
  • in-situ characterization of aerosol optical properties with an aethalometer and one or two (wet and dry) nephelometer(s)

Our researchers will work in close collaboration with modelists and spectroscopists.