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Activity Report 15-16 NEW




Izaña Documentary


Web of Centenary

Publication of the Paper “Sensitivity study of the instrumental temperature corrections on Brewer total ozone column measurements”
  The scientific paper “Sensitivity study of the instrumental temperature corrections on Brewer total ozone column measurements” has been published in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Journal after the public discussion. In this paper, we report on a comparative study of the Brewer spectrophotometer temperature coefficients retrieval procedures. The work has been coordinated by the Regional Brewer Calibration Center for Europe (RBCC-E / AEMET), and we used measurements performed at the PTB and Kipp & Zonen facilities. The Brewer More...
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:56
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Clima project: collaboration between the Investigation and Research Center of Izaña and the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Canary Islands Government within the Globe programme
  The Ministry of Education and Universities of the Canary Islands Government and the AEMET’s Izana Atmospheric Research Center (IARC) have initiated a joint project to raise awareness of the problem of airborne dust and its impacts on health and the environment throughout the educational community. This project, called “Calima”, complements another initiative of the Ministry of Education and Universities, the Clima project. “Calima” project includes the pioneering use of remote sensing instruments, and specifically low cost More...
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:13
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Installed the scientific equipment of the R+D infrastructure project co-financed by ERDF funds
  The new scientific equipment has been obtained through the project “Equipment for the Monitoring and Research on the atmospheric components that cause and modulate climate change at the Izaña GAW (Global Atmospheric Watch) (Tenerife)” (contract nº AEDM15-BE-3319), with a total monetary value of almost 410,000 euros. It has been completely installed during this April 2018 at the Izaña Observatory. This facility is managed by the Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre (IARC) of the State Meteorological Agency of Spain (AEMET). This More...
Monday, 16 April 2018 13:03
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Thermal and rainfall behaviour analysis of winter 2017-18 at Izaña Observatory
During the 3 main months of the past winter, the Izaña Observatory underwent several periods of different thermal behaviours. In the following figures, it is observed how the highest and lowest temperatures varied during the last winter (left) and during the period from December 2016 to February 2017 (right).     From December 2017 to January 2018, the highest and lowest temperature were close to corresponding average levels registered on the 1981-2010 period. However, there were some exceptional registers during this time: On More...
Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:05
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Meeting at Izaña of the ESA project about lunar spectral irradiance measurement and modelling
      On 19 March 2018, Izaña Observatory hosted a meeting among the committee members of the European Space Agency (ESA) project called “Lunar spectral irradiance measurement and modelling for absolute calibration of EO optical sensors”; researchers from the University of Valladolid are involved in this project, with the support of the Izaña Observatory infrastructure through “WMO-CIMO Testbed for Aerosols and Water Vapour Remote Sensing Instruments”. Other participants of this meeting were members of the National Physical More...
Friday, 23 March 2018 14:10
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The work of women at the Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre
  Our observatory’s history goes back more than a hundred years (for more information about it, click here). In those times, women played an auxiliary or a “support” role to the research activities that were mostly conducted by men. Fortunately, this situation has changed over time, and in an accelerated way in recent years. Right now, there are 16 women working at the Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre (IARC) as permanent members of staff or as direct contributors, and 8 of these 16 women are doctors. In this little scientific More...
Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:31
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