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Ground-Based Atmospheric Remote Sensing in the Netherlands: European Outlook
Herman RUSSCHENBERG Fred BOSVELD Daan SWART Harry ten BRINK Gerrit de LEEUW Remko UIJLENHOET Bertram ARBESSER-RASTBURG Hans van der MAREL Leo LIGTHART Reinout BOERS Arnoud APITULEY
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on 2004 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation)
remote sensing, atmosphere, climate change, observatory,
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This paper describes the contours of a Dutch monitoring and research site for climate change and related atmospheric processes. The station has large benefits for atmospheric science, both in The Netherlands and internationally. It provides a platform for collaboration in this important field, and will provide the routine observations needed to assess the impact of the different atmospheric parameters on the local climate. The station fits in directly in the selected group of global monitoring networks that are currently operational or being set up to address the problems of climate. In addition, the station can play a major role in supporting worldwide satellite measurements of climate related parameters. The only way to get a global picture of the essential climate change parameters can be found in the combination of satellite measurements and ground-based stations equipped with advanced remote sensing and in situ instrumentation. Furthermore, the combined expertise of European universities and research institutes, encompassing the whole field of atmospheric research, offers a unique chance for the training of young scientists. The research site is an attractive center for international young scientists to develop and deepen their skills.