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  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.6   pp.2252-2258
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
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DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.6.2252
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on 2004 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation)
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Keyword: 
remote sensing,  atmosphere,  climate change,  observatory,  

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Summary: 
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.