The NDACC Working Group on Water Vapor announces the publication: ISSI Scientific Report 10: Monitoring Atmospheric Water Vapour edited by Niklaus Kampfer. The aim of the book is to assess in detail in situ and remote sensing techniques presently used to monitor on a regular basis the distribution of atmospheric water vapor.
NDACC News and Events
October 23, 2012 marks the official opening of the the Southern Tropical high altitude NDACC Maido Observatory in Reunion Island. After more than 15 years effort from CNRS-INSU, the Region and the University of Reunion Island, the construction of the Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphere (OPAR) was completed in July 2012. The lidars and FTIR instruments are being installed for the long term monitoring of the composition of the atmosphere.
The Demonstration Network Of ground-based Remote Sensing observations (NORS) is a new EU Framework 7 R&D project in support of the GMES Atmospheric Service (GAS) that began on November 1, 2011 and will run for 33 months.
The NDACC welcomes as a Cooperating Network the Total Column Carbon Observing Network (TCCON). Though the primary data product is high precision total column CO2 several other gases are retrieved and archived as well. Sites for the network span the globe to provide diverse and targeted data for use as validation sites for the GOSAT and OCO-2 CO2 observing satellites as well as monitoring the seasonal cycle and long-term evolution of CO2. The network shares common methodologies, technical issues and membership with the NDACC/IRWG.