EarthCARE has been launched

The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) EarthCARE (Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Exporer) satellite was launched last night from California (USA). With four remote sensing instruments on board (an atmospheric LIDAR, a Doppler Cloud radar, a multi-spectral imager, and a broad-band radiometer), it has been designed to study the role of…

PMOD-WRC is officially approved as a new unit of the ACTRIS Center of Aerosol Remote Sensing

It’s official. After receiving the approval of the ACTRIS General Assembly in November 2023, the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center, Switzerland (PMOD-WRC) is now officially a new unit of the ACTRIS Center of Aerosol Remote Sensing (CARS). The main task of the CARS-PMOD-WRC unit is to link the ACTRIS/CARS…

Payerne observations help to unravel the complicated climate impacts of agriculture

The climate and environmental impacts of agriculture are complicated. A new study performed in Finland and led by Dr. Lubna Dada from the Paul Scherrer Institute has shown that vapours such as ammonia and amines emitted from farmland can go on to form new particles in the atmosphere much more…

Photo: Lubna Dada

CzechGlobe visits ACTRIS Switzerland for an ATMO-ACCESS Trans-National Access (TNA) training workshop

A delegation of four scientists from CzechGlobe visited ACTRIS Switzerland for a training and exchange workshop this week. Empa and PSI provided the delegation insights into their various activities ranging from the long term observations of trace gases and aerosols to current developments in laser based measurements of trace gases…

First ACTRIS intercomparison campaign of ice nucleating particle instruments conducted at the Jungfraujoch

In July and August 2023, two online ice nucleating particle (INP) instruments were running in parallel at the Jungfraujoch Research Station. This intercomparison exercise was an important step towards Jungfraujoch becoming a National Facility of the ACTRIS Topical Center for Cloud In Situ (CIS) Measurements. CIS aims to establish a…

Forschungsstation Jungfraujoch

ACTRIS Switzerland welcomes visitors from Peking University to Jungfraujoch

Members of ACTRIS Switzerland, the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry at PSI, and the HFSJG recently welcomed a delegation of 12 researchers from Peking University to Jungfraujoch. The visitors enjoyed a tour of the Jungfraujoch National Facility as well as an afternoon workshop on high altitude atmospheric measurements. Although the weather…