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The unique pan-European portal and network dedicated to airborne research in the environmental and geo-sciences.

The EUropean Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR) brings together infrastructure operators of both instrumented research aircraft and remote-sensing instruments with the scientific user community, both expert and early-stage researchers, other data users and stakeholders. ...

Atmospheric temperature measurement from research and operational aircraft: an online workshop

On 11/12 November 2020, EUFAR is hosting an online workshop to examine the status of atmospheric temperature measurements from both research and operational aircraft.

WHISPERS 2021

EUFAR and ESA support airborne science session at WHISPERS 2021 - 11th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and SIgnal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing

IGARSS 2021 in Brussels: Call for Invited Sessions

41st IGARSS (IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society) Annual Symposium in Brussels, 11-16 July 2021. A Call for invited session proposals is now open.

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IGARSS 2021 in Brussels: Call for  Invited Sessions

Oct. 7, 2020, 12:52

IGARSS 2021 in Brussels: Call for Invited Sessions

41st IGARSS (IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society) Annual Symposium in Brussels, 11-16 July 2021. A Call for invited session proposals is now open.

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Atmospheric temperature measurement from research and operational aircraft: an online workshop

Sept. 17, 2020, 18:03

Atmospheric temperature measurement from research and operational aircraft: an online workshop

On 11/12 November 2020, EUFAR is hosting an online workshop to examine the status of atmospheric temperature measurements from both research and operational aircraft.

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Aircraft measurements of air quality in the UK

Sept. 10, 2020, 14:46

Aircraft measurements of air quality in the UK

The Atmospheric Survey Aircraft (ASA) is operated by the Met Office with the primary objective to measure pollution in the lower atmosphere. A new contract to fly at least 50 hours (approximately 15 sorties) over the coming 8 months has just been signed.

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ENVRI Newsletter August 2020

Sept. 3, 2020, 13:05

ENVRI Newsletter August 2020

ENVRI Community newsletter, August 2020.

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DLR studies changes in atmospheric pollution due to the Covid-19 pandemic

June 3, 2020, 17:26

DLR studies changes in atmospheric pollution due to the Covid-19 pandemic

A German team, under the leadership of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), wants to find out how strongly the restrictions in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic will affect the atmosphere. Over the next two weeks, as part of the BLUESKY research programme, scientists will measure concentrations of trace gases and pollutants in the air over European urban areas and in the flight corridor to North America. The aim of these research missions is to investigate how reduced emissions from industry and transport are changing atmospheric chemistry and physics.

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WHISPERS 2021

April 8, 2020, 16:37

WHISPERS 2021

EUFAR and ESA support airborne science session at WHISPERS 2021 - 11th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and SIgnal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing

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International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 95, March 2021, 102242

Mapping leaf area index in a mixed temperate forest using Fenix airborne hyperspectral data and Gaussian processes regression

Abstract Machine learning algorithms, in particular, kernel-based machine learning methods such as Gaussian processes regression (GPR) have shown to be promising alternatives to traditional empirical methods for retrieving vegetation parameters...

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Athomospheric Chemistry and Phisics

Megacity and local contributions to regional air pollution: an aircraft case study over London

Abstract In July 2017 three research flights circumnavigating the megacity of London were conducted as a part of the STANCO training school for students and early career researchers organised by...

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EUFAR Handbook on Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods & Instruments

EUFAR Handbook on Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research: Methods & Instruments

EUFAR handbook is the first comprehensive review of airborne measurement principles covers all atmospheric components and surface parameters. It describes the common techniques to characterise aerosol particles and cloud/precipitation elements.

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Publications

Publications Archive
Validation of TROPOMI tropospheric NO2 product based on APEX hyperspectral data: the S5PVAL-BE campaign in Belgium

Validation of TROPOMI tropospheric NO2 product based on APEX hyperspectral data: the S5PVAL-BE campaign in Belgium

Comparisons between NO2 vertical column densities derived from APEX data and the corresponding TROPOMI values indicate high accuracy of the satellite observations.

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CNRS "Collective Crystal" awarded to SAFIRE

CNRS "Collective Crystal" awarded to SAFIRE

The French national research agency CNRS awarded SAFIRE , one of EUFAR operators, with a "Collective Crystal" medal as a national recognition of the merit and quality of the teamwork,...

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The Story of a Research Flight (Video)

The Story of a Research Flight (Video)

Airborne research often involves large teams that may be both nationally-based and international. Any single flight represents part of an iceberg that consists of many layers of preparatory activities, many...

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Airborne Research Stories

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EUFAR works to coordinate the operation of instrumented aircraft and hyperspectral imaging sensors, and exploit the skills of experts in airborne measurements in the fields of environmental and geo-sciences, in order to provide researchers with technical support and access to research infrastructures most suited to their needs.

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