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									Atmospheric research in Ny-Ålesund

  The Atmo Flagship Programme

                                              Roland Neuber,
                                       Joann Ström, Christiane Hübner,

                                        and the flagship workshop team

 10th Ny-Aalesund Seminar, Kjeller, 25. October 2011
1. The Ny-Ålesund Flagship programme
2. The Atmosphere Research Flagship
   1.   Locations
   2.   Research topics
   3.   General goals
   4.   Specific science goals
3. Outlook
Ny-Ålesund Flagship Programmes
• NySMAC defines the Ny-Ålesund Science Plan

• Goals:
   • develop Ny-Ålesund as a premier international
     Arctic research and monitoring facility
   • bundle the research focus and join forces
     of all international research partners

• Means: establish prioritized flagship programmes
        The Atmosphere Flagship - vison

• Realize a supersite to investigate the complex coupled Arctic
  System with a multidisciplinary approach, studying e.g.
  interaction processes between sea, snow and ice surfaces
  and the atmosphere.

• Establish and maintain a long-term atmospheric monitoring
  and observation platform supported by all research institutions
  represented in Ny-Ålesund.
 Why a Atmosphere Flagship in Ny-Ålesund

• Ideal location (ocean currents, magnetospheric cusp, …)
• Long term measurements of key climate parameters
• Ny-Ålesund provides measurements at
  sea level, 30 m mast, Zeppelin Mt. (475 m), rocket platforms
• Truly international research community

• Meteorology
• Atmospheric Physics, e.g. boundary layer processes
• Atmosheric Chemistry, e.g. long range transport processes
• Stratosphere (Ozone layer & depletion chemistry)
• Ionosphere & Magnetosphere
Locations in Ny-Ålesund
                    Research topics

• Aerosols (tropospheric, volcanic, Arctic Haze, …)
• Aerosols and the radiation budget
• Arctic clouds
• Greenhouse gases and climate variability
• Tropospheric chemistry
• Local pollution
• Meteorological processes, e.g. in boundary layer
• Ozone layer
• Ionospheric phenomena and processes
• Research topics are diverse, but interrelated
• Some measurements are duplicated
  (which is not necessarily negative)
• Some topics require big efforts, which only can be realized by
                General flagship goals

• Optimally utilise available instrumentation
  and data sets
• Develop common infrastructure (gruvebadet as atmo lab)
• Investigate the representativeness of measurements in
                Specific scientific goals

• Determine knowledge and measurement gaps,
  contribute to SIOS gap analysis
• Monitor environmental pollutants
• Long-term measurements of climate parameters and
  trace gases
• Process studies to develop competence for climate
• Climate change studies building on Ny-Ålesund data
• Use of satellite data: Validation and synergistic analysis
         Connections to other flagships

                  Kongsfjord System:


                                       Glacial Systems

• New instrumentation is being introduced to Ny-Ålesund,
  like Climate Change Tower, UAVs, fjord observatories

• SIOS as an upcoming organisational body

• Pan-Svalbard activities
  (joint analyses of data sets, deployment of same
  instrumentation, air craft campaigns, satellite data analyses,

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