Archiving to local and international databases

Dissemination of AGACC results

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Proper dissemination of AGACC results is planned at various levels:

Archiving to local and international databases:

  • Geophysical databases: archive the geophysical data products at international data host facilities (NDACC, NADIR/NILU, GAW…), in the respective agreed formats, while including - when possible - appropriate characterization information such as averaging kernels, a posteriori covariance matrices,… . Local archiving of the geophysical data products and characterization information will also be performed.
  • Spectroscopic databases: gather the acquired information into coherent lists with assessed accuracies, determined from careful evaluations of the various sources of errors, both statistical and systematic, that affect those data. Archive these lists through the atmospheric databases GEISA and HITRAN.

Dissemination of the AGACC results to the scientific community, policy makers and public, through various channels:

  • Presentations at scientific meetings and symposia, in particular at the annual NDACC UV-Vis, IR and satellite working groups and biennial Brewer working groups, and at project workshops;
  • Publications in the open refereed literature;
  • The partner’s websites;
  • Via the Follow-up Committee;
  • Integration of the results in regional, national and international assessments and reports to increase their visibility and utility towards policy and decision makers. Support the Belgian policies and decisions regarding the Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol on Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions.
  • Improved UV index forecasts useful for the public will be made available through meteo bulletins and a dedicated webpage;
  • Reference spectroscopic data will be transferred to all interested users in formats that will be adapted to their needs; target user categories include atmospheric physics, molecular spectroscopy, and industry;
  • WMO/GAW is particularly interested in FTIR CO vertical profile and total column data: it will be ensured that the AGACC results for CO are made available to GAW;
  • The data will be made available for model studies, in particular to the EU SCOUT-O3, GEMS and ACCENT projects, in which some of the AGACC partners (BIRA-IASB and KMI-IRM) are participating, and to the modeling activities at the partners institutes;
  • Some teams in Europe are experts in the isotopic partitioning of the atmospheric composition: these groups will be contacted when data become available to discuss their exploitation;
  • All AGACC partners are participating in satellite validation activities (Envisat, TES and OMI/AURA, ACE, GOME-2 and IASI/METOP,…), in which they will further exploit the AGACC products.