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IAGOS - In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System
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Location
14 Avenue Edouard Belin | 31400 Toulouse | Midi-Pyrenees | France
Homepage
http://www.iagos.org
Coordinating Country
France
Hosting Organisations
Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (OMP)
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Keywords
Atmospheric composition measurements
Description
It will establish and operate a distributed infrastructure for longterm observations of atmospheric composition, aerosol and cloud particles on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 longrange in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines. IAGOS builds on the scientific and technological experience gained within the research projects MOZAIC (Measurement of Ozone and Water Vapour on Airbus in-service Aircraft), which was funded by the EC between 1993 and 2004 under FP 4 and FP 5, and CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular nvestigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container). IAGOS was initiated by FZJ, CNRS, Meteo France, and Airbus, together with a growing community of research institutions and airlines. IAGOS will provide a data base for users in science and policy, including near realtime data provision for weather prediction and air quality forecasting. It will provide data for climate models, including those used in the GMES Atmospheric Service, and the carbon cycle models used for the verification of CO2 emissions and Kyoto monitoring. IAGOS is a project on the ESFRI Roadmap of Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan-European interest.
Application Area
IAGOS-ERI will provide a data base for users in science and policy, including near realtime data provision for weather prediction and air quality forecasting. It will provide data for climate models, including those used in the GMES Atmospheric Service, and the carbon cycle models used for the verification of CO2 emissions and Kyoto monitoring.
Specifications

- IAGOS-ERI is one of the new European Research Infrastructures (ESFRI Roadmap 2006). It will establish and operate a distributed infrastructure for long-term observations of atmospheric composition, aerosols and cloud particles on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 long-range in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines.

- IAGOS-ERI is one of the new European Research Infrastructures (ESFRI Roadmap 2006). It will establish and operate a distributed infrastructure for long-term observations of atmospheric composition, aerosols and cloud particles on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 long-range in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines.

- IAGOS observations (July 2011 - today) include ozone, water vapor, carbon monoxide, and cloud droplets (number and size). Depending of the optional instrumentation, additional measurements are either, nitrogen oxides (NOx), or total nitrogen oxides (NOy), or greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4), or aerosols. Since July 2011, the first IAGOS-equipped aircraft flies the basic instrumentation, plus an optional instrumentation for NO

- Added-value products are the height of the dynamical tropopause at the aircraft position and backward trajectories of air masses sampled along the flight tracks.