MAXDOAS Validation for GOME and SCIAMACHY

A contribution to ACCENT-TROPOSAT-2, Task Group 3

Arnolds Ubelis

University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy
19 Rainis Blvd., LV-1586 Riga, Latvia
Tel./Fax.: +371 7229727;
 http://home.lanet.lv/~asi/

This is an extension of validation network to new EU member states.

Within the framework of the TROPOSAT programme the Institute has plans to continue progress in atmosphere chemistry research in laboratory and field experiments: 

1. To continue efforts to build a MAXDOAS Ground validation station for the GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment) and  SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption spectrometer for Atmospheric CHartographY) instruments providing relevant physical infrastructure and human resources.  The site of location has yet to be discussed.

There are two options to situate such station in Riga, one in the very centre or the other outside the centre.

Another opportunity is to place it in one of the two EMEP stations in Latvia or elsewhere, where only background or transboundary pollution affects the results. Strong cooperation with colleagues of IUP University of Bremen is expected.

2. To continue participation of our group in laboratory experiments of troposphere and stratosphere chemistry i.e. halogen-ozone photolysis research in IUP (Contribution with sources of atomic spectra and the capacity of our institute in modelling experiments)  

Time schedule for whole project duration

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2008

Activity 1

 

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Activity 2

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Objectives and time schedule for March 2003 to September 2005

1.       Training of personal for MAXDOAS validation  -  (March 2004 to December 2004);

2.       Planning of  joint validation campaigns in Latvia using existing mobile validation stations
(Chalmers University of Technology or other institutions) - (November 2004 to March 2005);

3.       Validation campaign in Latvia with mobile instruments -   (June 2005 to October 2005);

4.       General concept and design of  stationary MAXDOAS validation station in Latvia - (April 2005 to December 2005).

Approximate manpower and cost

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Personnel / man-years

0.6

1.0

2

2

2

Yearly cost (kECU)

6

10

20

20

20

Likely funding agencies

Latvian Science Council, Ministry of Education and Science, University of Latvia, EU Structural funds, Other EU projects.

Co-workers

Dr. Uldis Gross, MSc/Eng

Janis Vjaters

Dr.Maris Abele

 


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