The SouthTRAC aircraft campaign operates the German High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft HALO to investigate transport, composition and dynamics of the Southern Hemisphere upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS). Intensive operation periods take place in September and November 2019 out of Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Research topics include the influence of biomass burning on the UTLS, outflow from the Antarctic ozone hole and the life cycle of gravity waves.
The 2019 SHADOZ Newsletter includes a spotlight on the Fiji Station, personnel updates, and meeting announcements. Find the latest newsletter at https://tropo.gsfc.nasa.gov/shadoz/Newsletter.html . SHADOZ is a Cooperating Network of NDACC.
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.
New output for 2018 is available for all stations. All file types from 1985-2017 have been revised – either corrected or improved; see details below. The new files have ‘MR2V2’ in the name to distinguish them as version 2 (V2) files that were created from a simulation integrated with MERRA2. All files can be downloaded via anonymous ftp from ModelDataLink. The files are generated from a GMI chemistry transport model (CTM) simulation integrated with MERRA2 reanalysis meteorology.
Ralf Zuber et al. on the validation of a new array spectroradiometer: A measurement system consisting of two array spectroradiometers, a UV-BTS and a VIS-BTS was set up, to achieve a wavelength range from 200 nm to 1050 nm. This system has been compared with the NDAC travelling UV spectroradiometer, which id a double monochromator-based device that complies to the NDACC specifications at a measurement campaign for spectral global irradiance with the aim to validate an array spectroradiometer as well with the stated NDACC specifications.