“THE 14th INTERCOMPARISON CAMPAIGN OF THE REGIONAL BREWER CALIBRATION CENTER-EUROPE”
This is the announcement for the WMO-GAW Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer training school and the Total Ozone intercomparison.
The XIV intercomparison campaign will by held at El Arenosillo Atmospheric Sounding Station of the “Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial” (INTA) during the period 17 to 28 of June, 2019. This will be an open campaign to all Total Ozone instruments with can include Dobson, Brewer, Pandora and SAOZ and CCD spectrometers. The Brewer traveling from the Regional Brewer Calibration Center will serve as ozone reference and the QASUME unit from the World Calibration Center will provide the UV calibration for the participating instruments.
The Brewer(*) operator course will be hosted by the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET), from the 17thto the 21thof June 2019. The training school will focus on operational, scientific and technical issues of the Brewer instrument. The training course, which is mainly practical, will cover the topics of the basic operation of the Brewer instrument and data reduction. As with previous Brewer workshops, you are strongly encouraged to bring your Brewer observations and history and submit oral or poster presentations about your work.
Financial support for attendees from developing countries may be available from the Vienna Convention Trust Fund , the Canadian Brewer Trust Fund and AEMET via WMO. For those wishing to attend the training school and apply for a support grant, please complete the school registration form and contact Geir BraathenGBraathen@wmo.int before 1stof February of 2019. Funding cannot be guaranteed after this deadline.
For those not eligible for a support grant, please complete the school registration form by 1st May 2019.
Registration, accommodation and travel information will also be available at the web page. We would appreciate it if you could distribute this notice to any of your colleagues who may be interested and who may not have received the notice via email.
A Redondas AEMET email@example.com
JM Vilaplana INTA firstname.lastname@example.org
J S Rimmer University of Manchester email@example.com
(*) The Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer is widely used throughout the world for ground-based total ozone column measurements and can also provide solar spectral UV, Aerosol Optical Depth, NO2, and SO2 data, plus ozone vertical profiles from Umkehr measurements.
El Arenosillo Atmospheric Sounding Station of the “Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial” (INTA)
El Arenosillo is located at the 33 km point from Huelva – Matalascañas, in the pre-National Park of Doñana. On the road there is a small sign indicating INTA, which is easy to find because there is a 100m tall tower that can be seen from far away. El Arenosillo is 100 km from Seville airport and 150km from Faro (Portugal) airport.
Closest lodging to El Arenosillo is Mazagón, a small tourist village by the seaside, about 10 km distance. This is the most convenient place to stay.
Means of transport
International flights to Sevilla and Faro (Portugal). Faro option is only interesting if renting a car.
Travel by public bus:
- Buses from Sevilla to Huelva. Departures from “Plaza de Armas” bus station each hour approx. (8 €). It is advisable to take route by A-49 motorway because this is direct (one hour trip).
http://www.damas-sa.es/horarios.pdf – page 6: Huelva-Sevilla A-49
- Buses from Huelva to Mazagón.
http://www.damas-sa.es/horarios.pdf – page 7: Mazagon-Palos-Huelva
Bus information: www.damas-sa.es
Telephone: 34 959 256900
Travel by taxi:
- TAXI: Approximate price:
Sevilla-Mazagón (Approx.120 €)
Huelva-Mazagón (Approx. 25 €)
Mazagón- El Arenosillo (Approx. 10 €)
Transport from the hotel (Mazagon) to institute and back
INTA is about 10 km from Mazagón, but do not worry if do not plan to rent a car, as other participants can share their car with you, as we usually do.
STREET ADDRESS: Ctra. San Juan del Puerto Matalascañas, Km 34.100, 21130 Mazagón, Huelva
ACCESS (During office hours): security check required to enter the facilities.
TRANSPORT: Bus Shuttle will be available from the hotels in Mazagon to the Sounding Station.
The following hotels are in Mazagón (the nearest village to INTA / El Arenosillo) and they offer a special price for INTA.
Hotel Albaida(***) Telephone: +34.959376029/FAX: +34.959376108
Double room for individual use: 65.97 €, breakfast + 1 meal included.
Hotel Martín Alonso Pizón(***) Telephone: +34.959377825/35
Double room for individual use: 65 € including breakfast + one meal.
Hotel Mazagonia (****) Telephone: +34.959377870. Info@mazagonia.es
Double room for individual use 65€, including breakfast.
Double room for individual use 81€, including breakfast + one meal.
There is a number of rooms booked for this campaign, so please, when booking, do not forget to mention in the subject of your e-mail “INTA Campaign”. Please, contact Pilar Sanz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for updated and accurate hotel information
The students are requested to bring his own data and computer, the practical sessions are based in his own data.
Huelva 2010 Brewer Training Course program
|Instrumental||Ozone||UV||Ozone II||Air Quality|
|9:00||Registration/Opening||Measurement Principe||UV measurement||ZS/moon/FS||AOD|
|10:00||Instrument Setup||Basic ozone evaluation||UV calibration||ozone QA/QC||NO2 /SO2|
|11:00||Software Setup||O3 data sent: Eubrewnet/WOUDC||UV (Lamps pro..)||Umkher software setup||AOD Calibration|
|12:00||Instrumet config||BPS||UV (WOUDC)||Data Submision||AOD eubrewnet|
The students can be divided into 4 groups tutored by one of the teachers The tutor will guide the group during the practical sessions (TX) , so during the practical sessions all the teachers are involved.
Every group will develop a project to be developed during the course, and presented during Friday Session. A possible project will be:
1: Considerations to Setup a new station, maintenance protocols
2: Evaluation of the ozone
3: Evaluation of the UV of a particular series
4: Data processing and database sent