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15 Jan 2018
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This discussion paper is a preprint. A revision of the manuscript is under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP).
EuBrewNet – A European Brewer network (COST Action ES1207), an overview
John S. Rimmer1, Alberto Redondas2, and Tomi Karppinen3 1School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
2AEMET, Izaña, Tenerife, Spain
3Finnish Meteorological Institute, Arctic Research Center, Finland
Abstract. COST Action ES1207, EuBrewNet, was proposed to coordinate Brewer Spectrophotometer measurements of ozone, spectral UV and aerosol optical depth (AOD-UV) in the UV within Europe, and unite the ozone, UV and AOD communities, through a formally managed European Brewer Network capable of delivering a consistent, spatially homogeneous European data resource, significant for the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the World Ozone and UV Data Centre (WOUDC), the International Ozone Commission (IO3C), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and the ozone trend assessment panels. Around 50 Brewer Spectrophotometers are deployed in Europe, independently funded by national agencies, each were duplicating effort to achieve separately best practice and accuracy. EuBrewNet was established to remove this disparity, establish knowledge exchange and training, and open up a route to links with international agencies and other networks globally. New instrument characterisation, calibration and consistent data processing algorithms have been developed and applied with a new near real time database providing a range of data products resulting from centralised processing algorithms and quality control methods. Governance of the new network, which has already expanded beyond the boundaries of Europe, will be overseen directly by the WMO Scientific Advisory Groups.
Citation: Rimmer, J. S., Redondas, A., and Karppinen, T.: EuBrewNet – A European Brewer network (COST Action ES1207), an overview, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2018.
John S. Rimmer et al.
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The Vienna Convention to Protect the Ozone Layer was signed in 1985 to promote research and information exchange on the science of ozone depletion including monitoring of total ozone column and spectrally resolved solar ultraviolet radiation. This is a global challenge and as such all efforts to gather data should be consistent. This work has resulted in a framework for all Brewer Ozone spectrophotometers to provide data in a consistent way in terms of calibration and quality assurance.
The Vienna Convention to Protect the Ozone Layer was signed in 1985 to promote research and...