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“A new zenith looking narrow-band radiometer based system (ZEN) for dust Aerosol Optical Depth monitoring” paper published in AMTD.
There are currently extensive networks of ground-based sun-photometers all over the world dedicated to aerosols monitoring. These networks are integrated by very precise instruments, close to the 0.02 aerosol optical depth (AOD) accuracy in the visible spectral range suggested as a goal by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). However, there is a lack of stations in desert regions in the Northern Hemisphere, which are the most important source of mineral dust, mainly due to the high cost of these sophisticated sun-photometers, the More...
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:36
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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September 2016 with the slogan: “Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol”.
  The International Ozone Commission released a press note in commemoration of the International Ozone Day (here the full version ), summarizing the state of the ozone layer: The United Nations has declared the 16th of September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer to commemorate the 1987 signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The 1985 Vienna Convention was the framework agreement under which the Montreal Protocol was negotiated. It is an outstanding example of a successful More...
Friday, 16 September 2016 11:38
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The Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre has been awarded by the State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation with the project AEROATLAN < Trends and multidecadal variability in the properties of aerosol in the North Atlantic>. The research team of AEROATLAN is constituted by scientists of the Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre, the National Institute of Nuclear Physics of Italy, the University of Miami, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of La Laguna and the European University of the More...
Friday, 16 September 2016 10:14
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Development of CarbonTracker Europe-CH4 – Part 2: global methane emission estimates and their evaluation for 2000-2012 (New study published in Geoscientific Model Development Discussions)
    A group of scientists working mainly in Finish and Dutch institutions (but also from Switzerland, USA, Spain, Australia, Malta, Italy, Germany and Japan) has published a study in the scientific review Geoscientific Model Development Discussions. This scientific paper presents the evaluation of the model CarbonTracker Europe-CH4 and the results of global methane flux inversions performed with that model. A researcher from Izaña Atmospheric Research Center has participated in this study contributing to the evaluation, flux More...
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:57
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Study of the transatlantic transport of dust: Africa–Canary Islands–Caribbean–USA
  Dust from the Sahara (or “Calima” as commonly named) has a clear seasonality, affecting the Canary Islands in the upper layers especially in summer. It is estimated that arid regions of North Africa emit ~70% of the total dust emissions, with global implications in many aspects of climate, marine biogeochemical processes, soil fertility, air quality and human health. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL), which extends from the northwest of the African continent, can travel thousands of kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean reaching the More...
Friday, 05 August 2016 09:55
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One week access to Izana Subtropical Access Facility (ISAF) in the framework of ACTRIS-2 project
    ACTRIS-2 project offers free of charge access to 18 observational facilities. One of them is Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (IARC-AEMET) under the acronym of ISAF (Izaña Subtropical Access Facility). ISAF is the only existing infrastructure for the observation of the atmosphere located in the free troposphere of the subtropical North Atlantic, achieving the monitoring and research related to atmospheric constituents that play key roles from local to global scale. More information about the procedure to get access to the More...
Friday, 08 July 2016 10:27
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