• General

     

     
    Welcome to the Second Joint Training Course on Atmospheric Composition   

    16 - 20 November 2020

    The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising a second joint training course on Atmospheric Composition with a focus on air quality and data interoperability.

    The school will be fully on-line with lectures, discussions and practical sessions. We aim at fully involving participants in an interactive way.

    The specific goals of the course are:

    1. Present the state-of-the-art in air quality monitoring and modelling,
    2. Provide an overview of the different observations, tools and applications,
    3. Enhance the capacity on data access and analysis of existing and new satellite data products and monitoring services,
    4. Foster participants driven personal and team projects.

    We have prepared for you a number of resources that we invite you to look at before the course starts. Here's what you can do on this page:  

  • IASI MetOp

    IASI is an infrared Fourier transform spectrometer developed jointly by CNES (the French spatial agency) with support of the scientific community, and by EUMETSAT. IASI is mounted on-board the European polar-orbiting MetOp satellite with the primary objective to improve numerical weather predictions, by measuring tropospheric temperature and humidity with high horizontal resolution and sampling. IASI also contributes greatly to atmospheric composition measurements for climate and chemistry applications, providing observations both day and night.  IASI retrieves observations of several trace gases and aerosols, for this course primarily carbon monoxide (CO) will be used. Currently, from IASI observations CO and sulphur dioxide (SO2) are part of AC SAF product family. 

     


    IASI data are distributed via:

    IASI Level 2 data are disseminated in BUFR format originally. AERIS implemented the IASI portal, which provides the data in netCDF format as well.


CAMS aerosol and atmospheric compositionSentinel-3