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Current Projects

  • ESA GHG-CCI Phase 2: This is the second phase of the greenhouse gas portion of the Climate Change Initiative project coordinated by the European Space Agency. The aim of the project as a whole is to develop high-quality records of essential climate variables (ECVs). In the case of greenhouse gases, this means retrievals of column-integrated carbon dioxide and methane measurements, from satellites such as SCIAMACHY, GOSAT, and, in the near future, OCO-2. Phase 1 of the project saw the comparison of retrievals developed by a range of European partners, and evaluation of these retrievals against other data sources. Phase 2 will involve the further development of these retrievals, along with more involvement from modellers applying these products in flux inversion systems. This is where we are involved. The project runs from March 2014 through February 2016.
  • IGAS (IAGOS for the GMES Atmosphere Service): This is a European project funded under FP7 which is coordinated in our department (together with Christoph Gerbig). The project is intended to make the data collected within IAGOS (In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System) more accessible to the broader scientific community, and in particular the pre-operational Copernicus Atmosphere Service (previously known as the GMES Atmosphere Service), which is currently represented by the MACC-II project. Work within the project includes database development, QA/QC standardization and documentation, the development of online tools to use profile measurements for satellite validation, technical work to facilitate near-real-time provision of measurements to the Copernicus Atmopshere Service, and targeted instrument development.
  • WRF-GHG modelling work
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