News

Feb. 18th, 2010 - TTorch dataset v01p1 for CH4 and N2O is 6 stations, 90 files, 40 Mo. Click here to get data.

Measurement Network

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Program and Database overview

Observations of the long lived non-CO2 greenhouse gases and related tracers are an essential part of the Earth System Observation system. The combination of atmospheric observations and inverse atmospheric transport models will enable us to detect trends in concentrations and emissions, take up the challenge to validate the emission estimates of these gases of natural and antropogenic sources for large areas of Europe (independently checking the Kyoto protocol and beyond) and to test process based emission models. In TTORCH we will strengthen the further integration of the network of observatories of these gases and related tracers in Europe to an observational system of high consistency, quality and precision, while taking care of coordinating carefully with the developments in the ICOS project. Extension to the more Eastern part of Europe is needed. TTORCH will contribute by preparing and helping in building of the necessary infrastructure and will aid in the capacity building of (young) scientists in that part of Europe. TTORCH will provide the framework to continue the development and improvement of the network and prepare the extension to other parts of Europe. The TTORCH network will work as the basis for defining and building new projects. In TTORCH we will bring together the observed concentration data in a uniform database. We will organise 1-2 joint international workshops per year to bring together the participants including the observation and modelling communities from within and outside Europe. Exchange of young scientists and students between observation sites and modelling groups will be an important tool for capacity building. Another important task of TTORCH is the setup and implementation of joint papers with measurement and modelling work. Every two years the TTORCH network will organise a summer school on measurements techniques, the interpretation of data series, data selection and the use of data in mesoscale and long range transport modelling.

How to use data ?

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