THE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, METEOSWISS, SWITZERLAND
THE PRESIDENT OF THE METEOROLOGICAL STATE AGENCY OF SPAIN (AEMET)
ANNOUNCE (1st ANNOUNCEMENT)
THE ELEVENTH INTERCOMPARISON CAMPAIGN OF THE REGIONAL BREWER CALIBRATION CENTER-EUROPE (RBCC-E)
Will be held at Lichtklimatisches Observatorium
LKO (Arosa, Switzerland) 02 to 12 July, 2016Dear European Brewer spectrophotometer user community member:
This is an invitation to European Brewer operators to participate in the eleventh Regional Brewer Calibration Center for Europe (RBCC-E) intercomparison that will be held at Arosa Lichtklimatisches Observatorium LKO of MeteoSwiss during the period July 02-12, 2016.
This eleventh campaign will be a joint exercise of the Regional Brewer Calibration Canter for Europe (RBCC-E) and MeteoSwiss with the support of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the EUBREWNET COST ES1207 Action.
In November 2003, and within the GAW/WMO program, the Regional Brewer Calibration Centre for RA-VI Region (Europe) (RBCC-E) was established by Izaña Atmospheric Research Centre (I-ARC) at Izaña Observatory (IZO, Canary Islands), managed by the “Agencia Estatal de Meteorología” (AEMET, Spain). Technical and organization information of the RBCC-E can be obtained at rbcce.aemet.es. At present, the RBCC-E maintains a triad of reference instruments. The Regional Primary Reference Spectrophotometer (B157) and the Regional Travelling Reference Spectrophotometer (B185) are part of the triad. Each spectrophotometer is calibrated independently with the standard Langley method at IZO and since 2011 transfer their own calibration.).
The traveling reference (B#158) operated by Kipp & Zonen (K&Z) experts will also participate in this intercomparison. This will allow participants to request the technical servicing and maintenance on their instruments with K&Z during the campaign.
The following operations are offered by the RBCC-E during the intercomparison:
- Ozone calibration against the RBCC-E travelling reference (B185)
- AOD calibration transferred from RBCC-E travelling instrument.
- Compilation of the calibration histories of the instruments
You can download in pdf format the official announcement following this OFFICAL ANNOUNCEMENT DOWNLOAD link with all the information.
Eleventh RBCC-E Calibration Campaign, LKO, Arosa (Switzerland). 02-12 July 2016
|Tuesday||31||O3 Measurements||Blind days|
|Wednesday||1||O3 Measurements||Blind days|
|Thursday||2||O3_cal/ Adjustments||Stray light Characterization|
|Friday||3||O3_cal/ Adjustments||Dispersion tests|
|Saturday||4||O3_cal/ (UV)||Ozone final calibration|
|Sunday||5||O3_cal/ (UV)||Ozone final calibration|
|Monday||6||O3_cal/ (UV)||Ozone final calibration|
|Tuesday||7||O3_cal/ (UV)||Ozone final calibration|
Location of the intercomparison
LichtKlimatisches Observatorium MeteoSwiss, Arosa. Accommodation details are given below.
Participants already registered
2 Brewer spectrophotometers from MeteoSwiss
2 Reference Instruments (Brewer #185 and Brewer#158)
Participants to be registered
The organizers can accommodate up to 7 more instruments with up to two operators per instrument.
The instruments should be operative, equipped with tripods and run by their usual operator.
History of the instrument (AVG Files), last calibration and recent observations (B files) must be available at the intercomparison. Updated technical aspects can be checked through www.rbcc-e.org.
Funding for instruments maintenance
- Travelling, instrument transportation and accommodation costs should be covered by the participants.
- Extra financial support for developing countries or countries with economies in transition may be available from WMO-GAW. In case of major repairs, the guests can directly order the service with the Kipp & Zonen Company.
- Participants of the EUBREWNET action can ask for support to a Short Term Mission (STM) please contact with your country delegate at the action. (www.eubrewnet.org)
Members of the Organizing Committee:
Dominique Ruffieux (dominique.ruffieux@meteoswiss); Aerological Sounding Station, Payerne
Werner Siegrist (firstname.lastname@example.org); LKO Arosa, Station head
Bertrand Calpini (bertrand.calpini@meteoswiss); Aerological Sounding Station, Payerne
Franz Herzog (email@example.com); Technician, SLF, Davos
Please confirm your participation before May 30, 2016
Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET)
Federal Office of Meteorology and
In Arosa resort, there are many hotels at a few minutes walking distance from the Observatory. The price is around € 90 for halfboard (breakfast + evening meal). A pre-reservation has been done at the following closest hotels:
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