News & Events for 05/2010

Despite its low abundance in the atmosphere, stratospheric bromine contributes up to 25% to the global ozone loss due to its high ozone depletion potential. The main sources of bromine in the stratosphere are natural and anthropogenic long-lived and very short-lived brominated organic compounds.

In the period from June–July 2009, a large scale intercomparison of UV-Visible spectrometers took place at the Cabauw meteorological observatory, a semi-rural site located in the Netherlands, 30 km South of Utrecht.

A highly variable interference has long been considered the dominant feature of water vapor for practitioners who retrieve atmospheric total column amounts and profiles from infrared solar absorption spectra.

High spectral-resolution infrared solar transmission spectra contain information about the vertical distribution of the absorbing species in the terrestrial atmosphere due to the pressure broadening of the absorption lines.

NDACC established the designation of "Cooperating Network" to formalize the relationship with regional, hemispheric, or global networks of instruments that operate independently of NDACC, but where strong measurement and scientific collaboration is mutually beneficial.

The Measurements and Analyses Directory contains a complete listing of all NDACC Affiliated Measurements, both long-term and campaign, as well as a listing of the Cooperating Networks, and the Theory and Satellite Working Group Members.

The NDACC Steering Committee has developed a graphic to depict the measurement capabilities of the network. The chart provides a summary of the species and parameters whose measurements are archived in the DHF, the instrumental techniques employed for the measurements, and an indication of the approximate vertical resolution of the measurements.