COSE: Compilation of atmospheric Observations in support of Satellite measurements over Europe

Updated 2003-06-24

The overall objective of COSE is to provide the Earth Observation (EO) user community with a validated, consistent and well-documented data set of mainly stratospheric constituent columns and/or profiles, by co-ordination of ground-based observations at existing stations in Europe. The data set builds on past and ongoing time series, and will be archived in a dedicated database for immediate and future exploitation, e.g., satellite validation activities, data assimilation and scientific studies. Active participation of some representative EO customers will assure that the delivered data sets come up to their requirements.

Time frame

Status
Completed
Project time span
1998 - 2000
Data collection
1998 - 2000
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
1998 - 2000

Contact information

Contact person
Martine M.H.J. De Mazière
Address
Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aëronomie (BIRA-IASB) Ringlaan 3 B-1180 Brussel Belgium
Phone
+32 2 373 03 63
Fax
+32 2 374 84 23
Email
eb.amo@enitram
Other project contacts
(1) polymnia@oma.be (2) European Commission, Research DG, 4th Framework Programme, Environment and Climate Programme

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol

Geography

Regions studied
Europe
Jungfraujoch, High Altitude Research Station
Stations or areas where observations are made

Geographic area: essentially Western Europe (40°N to 80°N)

Data availability

References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
http://www.nilu.no/projects/nadir/cose/COSE_Publications_Final.htm
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

http://www.nilu.no/projects/nadir/cose/cose.html#consortium

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

(1) Links with the NDSC/WMO: Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change/World Meteorological Organisation.

Other related projects

QUILT, various ENVISAT AO projects: e.g.: - AO ID 126-PI M. De Mazière: Validation of ENVISAT-1 level-2 products related to lower atmosphere O3 and NOY chemistry by an FTIR quasi-global network. - AO ID 158-PI J.-C. Lambert: CINAMON : characterisation, interpretation, application and maturation of key ozone- related ENVISAT-1 level-2 products, using correlative observations associated with the NDSC.

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