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EUROPEAN STRATOSPHERIC MONITORING STATIONS

Objective

The goal of this project is to establish coordinated measurements at various European scientific stations aimed at providing the earliest detection of changes in stratospheric composition and structure.

The work programme comprises the following tasks :

Intercomparison of various observations made at different the stations.
Intercomparison of the different instrumental techniques and data analysis methods. As a result, methodological artifacts (instrumental, geographical, analysis method, etc) will be recognized, corrected for, and a common algorithm for data retrieval and interpretation will be agreed on.
A validation set of measured concentrations of ozone and other key stratospheric gases will be produced and archived for use by the scientific community.

The observations will be performed, for the mid-latitude station, at the following sites:

the "Station Scientifique Internationale" at the Jungfraujoch (Switzerland);
the "Observatoire de Haute Provence" (OHP), (France);
the "Observatoire de Bordeaux" (France);
the observatory in Hohenpeissenberg (FRG)
various locations in Switzerland.

The high latitude station is located in Spitsbergen (Norway).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (6)

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28334 Bremen
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I
France
Address
Cours De La Libération 351
33405 Talence
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE*ULG
Belgium
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
5,Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern