News & Events for 2019

Only a few days after Super-Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan quite hard, the 2019 NDACC Steering Committee Meeting took place in Tsukuba (approximately one hour northeast of Tokyo) from Tuesday afternoon, October 15, until Friday, October 19.

The 2019 SHADOZ Newsletter includes a spotlight on the Fiji Station, personnel updates, and meeting announcements. SHADOZ is a Cooperating Network of NDACC.

The SouthTRAC aircraft campaign operates the German High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft HALO to investigate transport, composition and dynamics of the Southern Hemisphere upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS).

GAIA-CLIM (Gap Analysis for Integrated Atmospheric ECV Climate Monitoring) is a now completed EU H2020 Copernicus pioneering project (2015–2018). It had the aim to identify gaps and establish sound methods to characterize satellite-based observations using ground-based network measurements.

New output for 2018 is available for all stations. All file types from 1985–2017 have been revised — either corrected or improved. The new files have 'MR2V2' in the name to distinguish them as version 2 (V2) files that were created from a simulation integrated with MERRA2.

A measurement system consisting of two array spectroradiometers, a UV-BTS and a VIS-BTS was set up, to achieve a wavelength range from 200 nm to 1050 nm. This system has been compared with the NDACC travelling UV spectroradiometer, which is a double monochromator-based device