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Category archives: Airborne Research Stories

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

Last update on Nov. 4, 2020.

Sentinel-5P (S-5P) is the first mission of the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, Copernicus, dedicated to the monitoring of air quality, climate and ozone. The instrument on-board S5-P is the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) nadir-viewing spectrometer. The tropospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO2) product, with a spatial resolution of 3.5 x 7 km2 ...

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CNRS "Collective Crystal" awarded to SAFIRE

Last update on Oct. 7, 2020.

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, commitment and motivation of the EUFAR staff involved in airborne research for many years to successfully meet the various needs of scientific user communities.

The SAFIRE ...

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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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