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 period was also quite rich in terms of atmospheric/aerosol events (Ophelia, stratospheric aerosols from Canada, …) affecting, at least our European observation stations. To capture and study these phenomena we, you and us, must be ready, you by keeping eyes, time to time on your instrument and us, by providing the highest near real time aerosol data and services. This second newsletter will highlight some of these activities/events

Authors: P. Goloub1, C. Toledano2, N. Prats3

1Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique (LOA), Université de Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

2Grupo de Óptica Atmosférica, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

3Izaña Atmospheric Research Center, State Meteorological Agency of Spain (AEMET), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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Figure: Lunar photometry workshop (Izaña, June 2017)

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