Ozone, UV and Aerosol studies
CLIMB - Partners
Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Alexander Mangold works within the group Ozone-UV-Aerosols (Scientific Service Observations, Sub-Service Atmospheric composition and dispersion) and is the project coordinator of CLIMB. Alexander Mangold is effective member of the Belgian National Committee on Antarctic Research. RMI is also involved in the CHASE project at Princess Elisabeth, investigating particle chemistry in airborne particles, surface snow and volatile organic compounds in Antarctica. Dr Andy Delcloo and Dr Karen De Causmaecker work also partly on CLIMB, with their expertise on atmospheric dispersion modelling.
Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA)
The department on Atmospheric composition: Reactive trace gases of IASB-BIRA, with the research group UV-Vis DOAS research of Dr. Michel Van Roozendael is partner within CLIMB. Dr. Alexis Merlaud with his expertise on optical remote sensing techniques for measuring atmospheric composition is also working on the CLIMB project.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KUL
Within KUL, it is the Regional Climate Studies (RCS) group of Prof. Dr. Nicole van Lipzig which is partner within CLIMB. Nicole van Lipzig and her group bring in their expertise in the measurements of clouds and precipitation and in particular the knowledge on carrying out regional climate modelling studies for Antarctica. The RCS group has also been involved in the AEROCLOUD project which investigated the influence of clouds and aerosols on the climate in Dronning Maud Land.
Within Ghent University, Belgium, it is the EnVOC research group which is partner within CLIMB. The people involved are Prof. Christophe Walgraeve and MSc Preben Van Overmeiren who is doing a PhD and is working also on the CHASE project.
Leibniz Institute for tropospheric research, TROPOS, Leipzig, Germany
The colleagues of TROPOS bring in their expertise on sampling and analysing ice nuclei particles. Within CLIMB, Dr. Heike Wex of the department of Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics supports CLIMB with the necessary expertise and analyses.