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Aerosols, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure Network

Total activity: 7
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Competitive project
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Commission of European Communities
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122.516,06 €
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aerosol, atmosphere, climate change, couds, environment, trace gases
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Climate change is for a large part governed by atmospheric processes, in particular the interaction between radiation and atmospheric components (e.g. aerosols, clouds, greenhouse and trace gases). Some of these components are also those with adverse health effects influencing air quality. Strengthening the ground-based component of the Earth Observing System for these key atmospheric variables has unambiguously been asserted in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and Thematic Strategy on air pollution of the EU. However, a coordinated research infrastructure for these observations is presently lacking. ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research InfraStructure Network) aims to fill this observational gap through the coordination of European ground-based network of stations equipped with advanced atmospheric probing instrumentation for aerosols, clouds and short-lived trace gases.
ACTRIS is a coordinated network that contributes to: providing long-term observational data relevant to climate and air quality research produced with standardized or comparable procedures; supporting transnational access to large infrastructures strengthening collaboration in and outside the EU and access to high quality information and services to the user communities; developing new integration tools to fully exploit the use of atmospheric techniques at ground-based stations, in particular for the calibration/validation/integration of satellite sensors and for the improvement of global and regional-scale climate and air quality models. ACTRIS supports training of new users in particular young scientists in the field of atmospheric observations and promotes the development of new technologies for atmospheric observation of aerosols, clouds and trace gases through close partnership with SMEs.
ACTRIS will have the essential role to support integrated research actions in Europe for building the scientific knowledge required to support policy issues on air quality and climate change.
VII Programa Marc de la Unió Europea 2007-2013
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Capacities Specific Programme
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Research Infrastructures
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European Commission


Scientific and technological production

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  • Current research in lidar technology used for the remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols  Open access

     Comeron, A.; Muñoz, C.; Rocadenbosch, F.; Rodriguez-Gomez, A.; Sicard, M.
    Vol. 17, num. 1450, p. 1-15
    DOI: 10.3390/s17061450
    Date of publication: 2017-06-20
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  • EARLINET instrument intercomparison campaigns: overview on strategy and results  Open access

     Wandinger, U.; Freudenthaler, V.; Baars, H.; Amodeo, A.; Engelmann, R.; Mattis, I.; Gross, S.; Pappalardo, G.; Giunta, A.; D'Amico, G.; Chaikovsky, A.; Osipenko, F.; Slesar, A.; Nicolae, D.; Belegante, L.; Talianu, C.; Serikov, I.; Linné, H.; Jansen, F.; Apituley, A.; Wilson, K.; de Graaf, M.; Trickl, T.; Giehl, H.; Adam, M.; Comeron, A.; Muñoz, C.; Rocadenbosch, F.; Sicard, M.; Tomás, S.; Lange, D.; Kumar, D.; Pujadas, M.; Molero, F.; Fernández, A. J.; Alados, L.; Bravo-Aranda, J.A.; Navas-Guzman, F.; Guerrero Rascado, J.; Granados, M.J.; Preissler, J.; Wagner, F.; Gausa, M.; Grigorov, I.; Stoyanov, D.; Iarlori, M.; Rizi, V.; Spinelli, N.; Boselli, A.; Wang, X.; Lo Feudo, T.; Perrone, M-R.; De Tomasi, F.; Burlizzi, P.
    Atmospheric measurement techniques
    Vol. 9, num. 3, p. 1001-1023
    DOI: 10.5194/amt-9-1001-2016
    Date of publication: 2016-03-10
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  • EARLINET: potential operationality of a research network  Open access

     Sicard, M.; D'Amico, G.; Comeron, A.; Mona, L.; Alados, L.; Amodeo, A.; Baars, H.; Baldasano, J.; Belegante, L.; Binietoglou, I.; Bravo-Aranda, J.; Fernández, A. J.; Fréville, P.; Garcia, D.; Giunta, A.; Granados-Muñoz, M.; Guerrero Rascado, J.; Hadjimitsis, D.; Haefele, A.; Hervo, M.; Iarlori, M.; Kokkalis, P.; Lange, D.; Mamouri, R.; Mattis, I.; Molero, F.; Montoux, N.; Muñoz, A.; Muñoz, C.; Navas, F.; Nicolae, D.; Nisantzi, A.; Papagiannopoulos, N.; Papayannis, A.; Pereira, S.; Preissler, J.; Pujadas, M.; Rizi, V.; Rocadenbosch, F.; Sellegri, K.; Simeonov, V.; Tsaknakis, G.; Wagner, F.; Pappalardo, G.
    Atmospheric measurement techniques
    Vol. 8, num. 11, p. 4587-4613
    DOI: 10.5194/amt-8-4587-2015
    Date of publication: 2015-11-02
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  • Assimilation of lidar signals: application to aerosol forecasting in the Mediterranean basin  Open access

     Wang, Y.; Sartelet, K.; Bocquet, M.; Sicard, M.; Comeron, A.; Garcia, D.; Muñoz, C.; Rocadenbosch, F.
    Atmospheric chemistry and physics
    Vol. 14, p. 12031-12053
    DOI: 10.5194/acp-14-12031-2014
    Date of publication: 2014-11-17
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  • Variability of Mediterranean aerosols properties at three regional background sites in the western Mediterranean Basin

     Sicard, M.; Totems, J.; Barragan, R.; Dulac, F.; Mallet, M.; Comeron, A.; Alados, L.; Augustin, P.; Chazette, P.; Leon, J.; Olmo, F.; Renard, J.; Rocadenbosch, F.
    International Symposium on Remote Sensing
    p. 1-14
    DOI: 10.1117/12.2068694
    Presentation's date: 2014-09-24
    Presentation of work at congresses
  • Estimation of a radiative transfer model in the longwave spectral range: sensitivity study and application to real cases

     Sicard, M.; Bertolin, S.; Mallet, M.; Dubuisson, P.; Comeron, A.
    Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing
    p. 88900L-1-88900L-11
    DOI: 10.1117/12.2029471
    Presentation's date: 2013-09
    Presentation of work at congresses
  • Monitoring of the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic aerosol plume over the Iberian Peninsula by means of four EARLINET lidar stations  Open access

     Sicard, M.; Guerrero Rascado, J.; Navas-Guzman, F.; Preissler, J.; Molero, F.; Tomás, S.; Bravo, J.; Comeron, A.; Rocadenbosch, F.; Wagner, F.; Pujadas, M.; Alados, L.
    Atmospheric chemistry and physics
    Vol. 12, num. 6, p. 3115-3130
    DOI: 10.5194/acp-12-3115-2012
    Date of publication: 2012-03-30
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