The Assessment of Standard Operating Procedures for OzoneSondes (ASOPOS) 2.0 Panel held a remote meeting from 18-20 March 2020. ASOPOS is compiling results from laboratory, field, and pressure chamber experiments to communicate the latest knowledge and best practices for the operation of electrochemical concentration cell (ECC) ozonesondes, a key component of the NDACC network. The panel is assembling a new WMO/GAW Report to update WMO/GAW Report No. 201, which can be found HERE.
New functionalities in the ESA Atmospheric Validation Data Center (EVDC)
The ESA Atmospheric Validation Data Center (EVDC) has been updated, introducing new tools and upgrading existing functionalities for the exploitation of users interested in accessing both Cal/Val data and satellite products for specific missions. The main updates of the EVDC portal include:
Only a few days after Super-Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan quite hard (Figs. 1, 2), 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. Because of the typhoon, all flights to Japan were cancelled for at least one day. As a result, the meeting was postponed for one and a half days, and the agenda was modified significantly to accommodate the delay.
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 (http://www.gaia-clim.eu/). The backbone of the Copernicus Earth Observation programme is the acquisition of high-quality observational datasets from satellites.