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TA2: Access to CarboEurope-IP Atmospheric Network

This activity will give access to the stations of the atmospheric network to visiting scientists. Access possibilities include:

  • Access to stations for intensive campaigns to study physical, chemical or radiative behaviour of the atmosphere
Mace Head
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Mace Head - MHD- Ireland

Site geographical details
Surface site

Overview of the site

The atmospheric research station Mace Head (MHD) is a major facility of the National University of Ireland, Galway and is managed through the Mace Head Management Committee. It is a WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) global site. MHD has open exposure to the North Atlantic ocean and is representative of relatively clean background marine air. MHD is equipped with a wide range of state of the art in-situ gaseous, aerosol particulate and radiative instrumentation. It also is an automatic synoptic meteorological station. Visualisation and web casting of measurements in real time is available through a web portal. Continuous measurements and process studies are carried out at MHD and it is host to major intensive international field campaigns.

Further details of the site are accessible on the web:

Contact details

Contact person: Michel Ramonet - LSCE/CEA - France

To apply for the access of this site within IMECC TA go here

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