Ruisdael Observatory: measuring the Dutch atmosphere on a 100m scale
‘Weather’ is the result of a combination of many diverse factors, such as solar radiation, the concentration of greenhouse gases, air quality and humidity, local building density or vegetation, wind direction and a whole host of underlying physical and chemical processes.
Inaudible infrasound also useful for weather and climate forecasts
Research by Pieter Smets of TU Delft and the KNMI shows that infrasound can be used for weather and climate forecasts. These inaudible low sound waves can be used to gain a better picture of the stratosphere, which can barely be measured in any other way. On Wednesday 28 March, Smets will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on this subject.
Increasingly accurate picture of accelerating rise in sea levels
Rising sea levels are affected by all kinds of different factors, most of which we can now effectively unravel and explain almost everywhere in the world. This is according to TU Delft researcher Thomas Frederikse, who has also established that the average rise in sea levels worldwide is accelerating. Moreover, the days on earth are becoming slightly longer... Frederikse will be awarded his doctorate on Monday, 19 March.
TROPOMI sneak preview 11 January
Be the first to see the highly anticipated results of TROPOMI! TROPOMI is a recently launched satellite instrument measuring worldwide air pollution in the most accurate way ever seen before.
TROPOMI Launch Day!
Today is the day! TROPOMI heads for space on board the Sentinel-5P payload satellite at 11:27 CEST. It will be launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northwestern Russia, with ESA mission control handling operations from Darmstadt, Germany.
The Long Road to TROPOMI
What Makes TROPOMI Special?
TROPOMI and Sentinel-5P are part of a larger family of satellite missions. So why is Friday’s launch so exciting?
Context and Goals of Sentinel-5P and TROPOMI
The TROPOMI instrument launches this Friday on board Sentinel-5 Precursor payload. But why is TROPOMI that important for the atmospheric composition scientific community? And why is it a “precursor”?
The Launch of TROPOMI and the Week of #GRS_TROPOMI
The idea of TROPOMI (the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument) first came into being around 2003. After many years of hard work and preparation, it launches this Friday on board the Sentinel-5 Precursor payload satellite.
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