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Activity Report 15-16 NEW




Izaña Documentary


Web of Centenary

"International Day of Women and Girls in Science" from the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center
At a time when most of the challenges we face (energy crisis, environmental crisis, food crisis, ...) depend on Science and Technology, we can not afford to do without the talent of half the population [https://11defebrero.org/]. For this reason, the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (CIAI), the 11th and the 12th of February, joined several activities to celebrate the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”. Researchers from the CIAI given several talks explaining the role of women in Science and the scientific activities More...
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:29
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Evaluation of night-time aerosols measurements and lunar irradiance models in the frame of the first multi-instrument nocturnal intercomparison campaign
    Photometric measurements have been used to provide reliable and valuable information to compile long-term and global Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) records and other aerosol properties in order to better understand the role of aerosols in the Earth's climate. However, AOD data provided by sun photometers is severely restricted since it is limited to daytime, making full diurnal (24 h) aerosol monitoring and characterization impossible. This important drawback seriously constrains the study of atmospheric processes in which day-to-night More...
Monday, 04 February 2019 15:44
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“A global database of water vapor isotopes measured with high temporal resolution infrared laser spectroscopy”, a new paper published in Scientific Data, a Nature Research journal.
The isotopic composition of water vapour provides integrated perspectives on the hydrological histories of air masses and has been widely used for tracing physical processes in hydrological and climatic studies. Over the last two decades, the infrared laser spectroscopy technique has been successfully used to measure the isotopic composition of water vapour near the Earth’s surface. In this context, this paper presents for the first time the Stable Water Vapor Isotope Database (SWVID), which assembles a global database of high temporal More...
Friday, 25 January 2019 11:14
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A PhD degree was obtained by Ángel Gómez (AEMET) at the University of Granada in December 2018
Ángel J. Gómez-Peláez, from the State Meteorologist Corps of Spain, successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Granada on December 4, 2018, obtaining the maximum score. The thesis was developed within the PhD program of Physics and Space Sciences of the University of Granada. The thesis entitled "Measurement and transport of atmospheric greenhouse gases, carbon monoxide and Saharan dust, with special emphasis on the subtropical Northeast Atlantic free troposphere" was conducted in the modality of compendium of scientific More...
Friday, 21 December 2018 09:22
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MEGEI-MAD: Monitoring of the Greenhouse Gases Concentrations in Madrid
The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (AEMET) coordinates the first experiment in Spain to measure atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the total column in an urban environment. The experiment, which takes place in Madrid, is part of the scientific project MEGEI-MAD. Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany), the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Valladolid and the National Center for Supercomputing, in Barcelona, More...
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:57
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Publication of the “ACTRIS/AERONET Europe Newsletter (nº2)”
This is the second newsletter and we are happy to share with you some news about our activities. In 2017 and during the first semester of 2018, we (French and Spanish partners) were, as usual, very busy to provide you the best calibration, maintenance services and technical expertise but also to work on new instrumental developments, new calibration and aerosol retrieval techniques. New people came also on board. At the same time, we were all deeply involved in writing our concept paper for the future ACTRIS Research Infrastructure. This More...
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:30
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