Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)
All the information on how to apply, what to do before and after the mission. Do you need an example? check the list of the missions that took place or that are planned.
General infos on STSM
STSMs are a key tool for knowledge exchange within a COST action. Anyone can apply to conduct an STSM at a host-institution, however, early career investigators (ECI - up to 8 years after PhD) and researchers from inclusiveness target countries (ITC) are particularly encouraged. The host institution needs to be in a different country than the affiliation of the individual researcher.
Any subject related to the PROBE objectives of advanced ABL profiling can be an STSM topic. This includes various aspects of instrument operations or development, data processing and quality control, product development or scientific applications.
Either the researcher or the host institution can propose a specific topic for collaboration. Find below a list of topics currently identified for PROBE STSMs. If you would like to propose a new topic, please
If you are interested in conducting an STSM on one of the proposed topics below, please
Possible topics for future STSM missions include:
- Derivation of boundary layer height form Mie Lidar and Doppler Lidar - pros & cons of both approaches.
Duration of 2-4 weeks, within possible dates: 19 September 2022 and 9 December 2022
- Using automatic lidars and ceilometers (ALC) to study aerosol mass, dust layers, or fog
- Pollen detection via Doppler lidar or Doppler cloud radar
- Using Doppler wind lidar measurements for aerosol research.
- Evaluation of forecast indices from synergy between satellite observations and microwave radiometer data
- Doppler cloud radar forward simulations and microphysical retrievals
Past and scheduled STSM missions
|Working Group||Subgroup||Topic||Researcher Name||ECI?||Researcher affiliation||Host Contact||Host Institution||Time Period|
|WG2||Aerosol||Mixed-layer height in complex terrain: comparing observations (STRATfinder) and high-resolution simulations (WRF)||Alessio Golzio||yes||University of Turin||Simone Kotthaus||Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)||06.04.2021-30.05.2021|
|WG2||Aerosol||Long-term analysis of wind profiles: data and literature search||Radka Kellnerova||yes||Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, Czech Republic||Janet Barlow||University of Reading||10.05.2021-23.05.2021|
|WG2||T/Q profiling, clouds||MWR and IR synergy||Donatello Gallucci||yes||CNR-IMAA||Pauline Martinet||Météo-France||15.02.2021-19.02.2021|
|WG2||ABL Characterization||Carbon fluxes in the nocturnal boundary layer||Constanze Burkhart||Yes||EMPA, Switzerland||Simone Kotthaus||IPSL, France||01.11.2020-31.12.2020|