Participation to field campaigns
BIRA-IASB also participated to the following international field campaigns:
2005, 2006, 2009 and 2016 : Different campaigns in Cabauw, the Netherlands
Different campaigns took place at Cabauw, in the Netherlands :
- The DANDELIONS (Dutch Aerosol and Nitrogen Dioxide Experiments for vaLIdation of OMI and SCIAMACHY)
project encompasses validation of OMI, SCIAMACHY of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over the Netherlands.
Two measurement campaigns took place in Cabauw
(52° N, 5° E, The Netherlands), one from May to July 2005, and the
second in September 2006, gathering in a synergistic way several type of ground-based measurement
techniques (http://www.knmi.nl/omi/research/validation/dandelions). More...
- The first CINDI campaign (Cabauw Intercomparison Campaign of Nitrogen Dioxide measuring Instruments) is a
CEOS, GEOMON and NDACC initiative. It took place in Cabauw (52° N, 5° E), The Netherlands, during June-July 2009
(http://www.knmi.nl/samenw/cindi/). The main objective of this campaign was to intercompare the NO2 measuring instruments
that can be used for validation of tropospheric NO2 from satellites. Many different in-situ and remote sensing
instruments participated. More...
- In 2016, more than 40 instruments operated by 30 groups participated to the second large scale international campaign addressing the intercalibration of remote sensing instruments using the DOAS technique to monitor air quality in support of satellites.
They include MAX-DOAS instruments as well as in situ systems (CAPS, NO2 analyzers, NO2 and O3 sondes, lidar measurements, sun photometers and ceilometers).
MAXDOAS at CINDI-2
2013 : MAD-CAT campaign at Mainz, Germany
From 7 June until 5 July 2013, BIRA-IASB participated in the "Multi Axis
Doas - Comparison campaign for Aerosols and Trace gases" (MAD-CAT) at the
Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Chemistry in
Mainz, Germany. Members from over 10 research groups from all over the
globe gathered and set up their instruments for an extensive comparison of
measurements.The campaign aimed at the comparison of the different MAX-DOAS instruments
in terms of Differential Slant Column Density (DSCD) and profile retrievals
for several gases (such as NO2, HCHO, H2O, and
2006 and 2007 : SAUNA campaigns at Sodankylä
The SAUNA (Sodankylä Total Column Ozone Intercomparison) project goal is to assess the comparative
performance of the ground-based instruments and algorithms which measure total column ozone at
large solar zenith angles and high total column ozone amounts. The SAUNA campaigns took place in Sodankylä (Finland,
120 km north of the Arctic Circle, 67.4°N, 26.6°E) from March to May 2006 and February to April 2007. More...
2003 : NDACC UV-VIS campaign at Andøya
Within the NDACC framework, BIRA-IASB participated to several UV/VIS intercomparison campaigns: Lauder (45°S, 170°E; New Zeeland) in May 1992 (Hofmann et al., 1995), Observatoire de Haute Provence (44°N, 6°E; France) in June 1995 (Roscoe et al., 1999), both with focus on stratospheric NO2.
The last one, is a high latitude intercomparison campaign that took place in Andøya (Norway) in Feb/March 2003, when the NO2 columns are expected to be minimum in the denoxified polar vortex.
Andøya Space Center
© Trond Abrahamsen
2002 and 2003 : FORMAT campaign in the Po Valley (Milano region, Italy)
Two campaigns took place in Milano region (Italy) in July 2002 and Sept/Oct 2003,
with main focus on intercomparison of formaldehyde retrieved from different instruments.
An overview of the FORMAT campaigns can be found on the project website (http://www.nilu.no/format/