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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
TW11 0LW Teddington