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European Facility For Airborne Research Oct. 26, 2020, 07:29

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

Last update on Sept. 29, 2020.

EUFAR is hosting an online workshop to examine the status of atmospheric temperature measurements from both research and operational aircraft.

The atmospheric temperature is a key state parameter for both research and operational meteorological purposes. Measurements of temperature underpin the majority of research studies of atmospheric physical and chemical processes including large- and small-scale dynamics ...

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Aircraft measurements of air quality in the UK

Last update on Sept. 23, 2020.

The Atmospheric Survey Aircraft (ASA) is a modified Cessna 421 operated by the Met Office in association with Alto Aerospace and based at Bournemouth, UK. Its original mission was to be on standby to monitor volcanic ash in UK airspace. With funding from the UK Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) it was modified with additional instrumentation ...

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ENVRI Newsletter August 2020

Last update on Sept. 11, 2020.

EUFAR collaborates with the ENVRI Community of Research Infrastructures that support multi-disciplinary research in the environmental sciences. You can read the latest ENVRI Newsletter for August 2020 here.

One of the main articles in this newsletter concerns the publication of an open-access book "Towards Interoperable Research Infrastructures for Environmental and Earth Sciences" that has been ...

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WHISPERS 2021

Last update on April 30, 2020.

Whispers, 14-16 January 2021, Amsterdam

 

Paper submission for Whispers, 14-16 January 2021, Amsterdam is open: www.ieee-whispers.com/paper-submission/  

EUFAR and ESA are organizing a joint session entitled Airborne hyperspectral campaign results in support of current and future hyperspectral satellite missions. The session chairs are Ils Reusen (EUFAR) and Malcolm Davidson/Dirk Schuettemeyer (ESA)

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Celebrating 10 years of the APEX imaging instrument

Last update on April 9, 2020.

APEX is an airborne hyperspectral imaging instrument that is celebrating 10 years of operation. You can read about some of the scientific highlights from the period in this blog.

APEX has also been in demand for a number of airborne missions that were supported by EUFAR with Transnational Access funding. You can read about one ...

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The Story of a Research Flight (Video)

Last update on Oct. 7, 2020.

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 of which are not seen by the casual observer. These include:

  • preparing the scientific justification and funding applications,
  • helping the researchers to adapt their instruments ...

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