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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
Puy Dome
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Puy Dome - RAMSES- France


Site geographical details
Surface site

Overview of the site

Puy de Dome is an extinct volcano of the Massif Central and the second highest peak (1465 m) of the Auvergne Mts., central France, west of Clermont-Ferrand. Crops are raised on the lower slopes; the highlands are used as pasturage. On its level summit are the meteorological observatory (built in 1876) and the ruins of a temple of Mercury. There Florence Perier conducted (1648), upon instructions of his brother-in-law, Blaise Pascal, the famous experiment that confirmed Torricelli's theory on air pressure. The atmospheric measurements are performed in the meteorological observatory. Air is sampled on the roof of the building.

Further details of the site are accessible here

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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