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12 April 2018

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.

25 March 2018

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.

15 March 2018

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.

19 December 2017

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.

13 October 2017

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.

12 October 2017

The Long Road to TROPOMI

11 October 2017

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?

10 October 2017

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”?

09 October 2017

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.

22 August 2017

Free online course (MOOC) Observation Theory: Estimating the Unknown

Are you an engineer, scientist or technician? Are you dealing with measurements or big data, but are you unsure about how to proceed? This is the course that teaches you how to find the best estimates of the unknown parameters from noisy observations. You will also learn how to assess the quality of your results.