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Global EO retrievals of water vapour using European sensors

The GlobVapour project aims at creating global timeseries of water vapour using European sensors.

Project References
 Name GlobVapour
 Title Global EO retrievals of water vapour using European sensors
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Atmosphere
 Cost €1,000k
 Type Feasibility Study
 Status In progress (01/11/2009-31/10/2011)
 Sensors DMSP : SSM/I
ERS-2 : ATSR-2
MetOp : GOME-2
Project Description
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The general objective of the GlobVapour project is to support user requirements for a long, homogenous time series of satellite borne global water vapour measurements - in more detail:

  • The development of multi-annual global water vapour data sets inclusive error estimates based on carefully calibrated and inter-calibrated radiances.
  • The validation of the water vapour products against ground based, airborne and other satellite based measurements taking into account the individual error structures of the individual observations as far as possible.
  • The provision of a first assessment of the quality of five different IASI water vapour profile algorithms developed by the project contractors and outside groups.
  • The provision of a complete processing system that can further strengthen operational production of the developed products.
  • The demonstration of the usage of the products in the field of climate modelling, also applying alternative ways of climate model validation using forward radiation operators.
  • The promotion of the strategy of data set construction and the data sets to the global scientific and operational community.
 Results GEWEX/ESA DUE GlobVapour workshop on long term water vapour data
GlobVapour Newsletter n.1
GlobVapour Newsletter n.2
GlobVapour Newsletter n.3
GlobVapour Newsletter n.4
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst
 Subcontractors Brockmann Consult Gmbh : Brockmann Consult Gmbh, Germany
CM-SAF : Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring
DLR - IMF : German Aerospace Centre - Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF)
DMI : Danish Meteorological Institute
FUB : Free University of Berlin (FUB)
Met Office / UKMO : United Kingdom Metereological Office
MPI : Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Otto-Hahn-Institut) - Satellite Group
User Partnership
 Users BTU : Brandenburg Technical University, Environmental Meteorology
CLS : Collecte Localisation Satellite
DWD : Deutscher Wetterdienst
Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main : Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main Institut fur Atmosphaere und Umwelt, Arbeitsgruppe Mesoskalige Meteorologie und Klima
LIM - Leipzig Institute for Meteorology : Universit├Ąt Leipzig, Institute for Meteorology
Met Office : Met Office Hadley Centre
MPI-Met : Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
SMHI : Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
STC-METSAT : Science and Technology Corporation - METSAT Division
WISC : University of Wisconsin
Contact Points
 Project Manager Dr. Marc Schroder
DWD, Head of water vapour group within CM-SAF
Frankfurter Strasse 135, D-63067
Offenbach, Germany
Tel.: +49 69 80624939
 Technical Officer Dr. Bojan Bojkov
European Space Agency/ESRIN
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel.: +39 06-941.80543
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
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