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Time series of upper free troposphere observations from a european ground-based ftir network

Objective

UFTIR integrates existing time series of ground-based remote sensing measurements by Fetor spectrometers with model studies, for investigating long-term changes of greenhouse gases (GHG) and 0_3 precursors in the troposphere. The target gases are N_2O, CH_4, 0_3, HCFC-22, CO, C_2H_6. UFTIR addresses changes in the chemical composition of the free troposphere and climate change over Europe. Understanding these changes, especially in the upper free troposphere, is indispensable to predict the future evolution of stratospheric O_3. UFTIR will thus contribute to the scientific verification of national and EU climate change strategies, and the Kyoto and Montreal Protocols and Amendments, paving the way towards sustainable development. All instruments involved are operated as part of the NDSC. To achieve the objectives, a new FTIR retrieval strategy will be developed and implemented in the UFTIR network. UFTIR will deliver time series of the target troposphere and stratospheric column abundances, quantitative trend estimates of the troposphere abundances, and improved model assessments of GHG evolutions. It supports upcoming troposphere satellite missions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY
Address
3,Ringlaan 3
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Université De Paris-sud 11 350 Tour 13 Case 76
75252 Paris
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Kemigarden 3
412 96 Goeteborg
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
5,Hermann Von Helmholtz Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
82467 Garmisch-partenkirchen
INSTITUTET FOR RYMDFYSIK
Sweden
Address
Kauppinen
981 28 Kiruna
NPL MANAGEMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Queens Road 33
TW11 0LW Teddington
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
.,Otto-hahn-allee
28334 Bremen
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Avenue De Cointe 5
4000 Liege
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Norway
Address
Moltke Moes Vei 31
0315 Oslo