6.1 The Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research (CESAR): New Developments

Tuesday, 21 June 2016: 10:30 AM
Bryce (Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel)
Fred C. Bosveld, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, Netherlands

The measurement program of the CESAR consortium covers a wide range of atmospheric observations including soil water, boundary layer meteorology, clouds, aerosols, thermodynamic profiles, radiation, greenhouse gasses and infra-sound. Atmospheric Boundary Layer observations are performed by KNMI at Cabauw, the Netherlands, for more than 40 years. Time series of more than 25 years exists of all the components of the surface energy budget and of wind, temperature and humidity along the 213m meteorological tower. The last few years new measurements are added to the observational program, and the quality of existing observations has been improved. The potential of the current boundary layer observational program will be discussed with two examples. First a fog event will be discussed where observations of visibility, radiation and turbulence give insight in the main processes. Finally the surface energy budget observations will be discussed with emphasis on the new soil water and soil heat observations.
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