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Impact of current and future networks Overview of current and future networks' impact Read more Environmental agencies and air quality Impact of atmospheric boundary layer Read more Numerical Weather Prediction Impact of atmospheric boundary layer profiling Read more ...

Cloud radar user survey: A first step for building a support network

First steps for building up a cloud radar network: the survey Various European users operate cloud radars at mainly 35 and 94 GHz. Some cloud radar networks with different goals already exist, but none include all the users and primarily focus on putting experts in contact to share knowledge and support. Moreover, there is not yet a centralized platform for sharing codes, routines, and tutorials on using and visualizing data, and we still miss a standard code of conduct regarding data...

ACTRIS/PROBE Microwave radiometer workshop; how it was

ACTRIS/PROBE Microwave radiometer workshop 20220902 104409 14 participants (scientists, operators, manufacturers) from 6 different countries met at the Research Centre Jülich (Germany) from 31 August to 2 September 2022 for a workshop on the operation of ground-based microwave radiometers. The workshop was organized by the University of Cologne as well as the PROBE Cost action. The University of Cologne has a long experience (>15 years) of ground-based microwave radiometry and...

PROBE stakeholder event: don't miss it!

PROBE stakeholder event upcoming! Are you interested in fog alerts (i.e. transport applications, including airports, roads etc). air quality, environmental protection agencies, renewable energy and urban environments? Then maybe this event is for you! We welcome anyone using (or planning to use) ABL profile measurements and advanced products to join the in-person meeting! The event will be in person, at the University of Évora, Évora, Portugal, on the 6th October 2022, 9-13 WEST, and some...

New job offers from the network: April 2022

New job offers from the PROBE network: April 2022 PhD position: Effects of land cover on extreme precipitations main topic: The project builds upon previous studies on the relationship between land surface properties and precipitation. For instance, the observational and modeling investigations performed in the framework of the international AMMA project showed that precipitations in semi-arid regions are affected by soil moisture gradients, favoring precipitations...

New job offers from the network: March 2022

New job offers from the PROBE network: March and April 2022 Phd position: The effect of sea surface temperature anomalies on tropical cyclone intensification rate main topic: Tropical cyclones undergo periods of rapid intensification whose dynamics are currently not understood and therefore not correctly forecast. Considering the huge demographic, societal, and economic effects of hurricane and typhoons, it is of paramount importance to study those events. Recent work indicates...

Upcoming WG3/4 meeting on Doppler lidars!

Upcoming meeting on Doppler lidar standard procedures and retrievals Hello! do you operate Doppler lidars? if yes, maybe this meeting can be interesting for you. The WG3/4 is organizing a task group focusing the following goals: Standard operation procedures (including scanning strategies) Retrieval of vertical profiles of horizontal wind Retrievals ABL height detection and ABL classification Data formatting They will check established, published work, collect the existing methods,...

First WG2 aerosol subgroup-ALC retrievals: meeting notes

First WG2 aerosol subgroup-ALC retrievals: impressions The first meeting  of the WG2 subgroup on aerosol and ALC retrievals took place on the 15th December 2021. The meeting was structured as follows: 5 minutes: Introduction & welcome (Joelle Buxmann) 15 minutes: Update on E-PROFILE ALC retrieval activities (Rolf Rüfenacht and Augustin Mortier) 10 minutes: Aerosol retrievals within Alicenet. (Henri Diemoz) 10 minutes: SCC and ALC activities of ACTRIS-CARS (Ina Mattis) 10 minutes:...

It is online the Webinar on lidar instruments and products!

It is online the Webinar on lidar instruments and products! On the 18.10.2021 from 2-5 pm, the Webinar on lidar instruments and products took place online.  The webinar focuses on lidar instruments and products with examples from Romanian lidar sites, describes the initial setup of the instrument, and the data processing procedures (including ACTRIS Single Calculus Chain setup, data formats and tools). Now, it is available for all interested users through the PROBE network youtube channel! ...

Long-term operating wind profilers, some questions for you!

Long-term operating wind profilers: some questions for you! Dear Probers, we have prepared a survey about wind profilers. Do you have one? are you running such system since long time? Then you maybe can help us! These questions will help us promote a mutual cooperation between scientists and facilitate information exchange within the meteorology and climatology communities. Join us and support our journey towards a European-scale profiling network! ...

Impressions from the first workshop on complex terrains

Impressions from the first workshop on complex terrains The first PROBE workshop on atmospheric boundary layer profiling in complex topography was held online on 23rd September 2021 and brought together more than 50 scientists from over 20 countries. The three first talks gave a brief overview of the cost action PROBE, previous studies on ABL in complex topography and the plans for ABL profiling in the upcoming TEAMx field campaign. Short summaries of research interests and current projects...

The second PROBE introductory lecture is online!

The second PROBE Introductory lecture is online! Finally Online, available to all of you! If you were interested in the ground-based remote sensing instruments networks, eager to listen to the PROBE introductory lecture on that, and for some reason you missed it, or maybe you were simply busy, or you just heard about it and would like to learn more.... NO PROBLEM! The full lecture is now available online on the PROBE youtube Channel. If you are interested in receiving the slides, please...

New subgroup in probe! on complex terrains

Newborn subgroup in probe! on complex terrains The atmospheric boundary layer over mountainous regions is much more complex and inhomogeneous than over flat terrain! did you know? Imagine, people dedicated a specific name to it, that is Mountain boundary layer (acronym MoBL). Why, you may wonder... well, let's put it like this. Aerosols, trace gases, pollutants that we produce at the surface in flat regions are pushed upwards by convection developing with the day, bu also by meso-scale...

New subgroup in probe! urban environments

Newborn subgroup in probe! urban environments Have you ever looked at a city from a drone? or from satellite? it is made of areas very different in terms of roughness, heat and moisture. Think for example, of a green park and a highway during a summer day! The urban boundary layer (UBL) is strongly affected by the characteristics of these areas and this fact has consequences on all the application that deal with your normal life, such as air quality, human thermal comfort, weather,...

What can PROBE do for you?

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