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Station Characteristics 2011-07-14/2141913608
GAW ID ARN El Arenosillo (Spain)
WMO ID Regional station in WMO RA VI - Europe
station status full operation 37.10400°N 6.73420°W (41 m a.s.l.)
time zone UTC+1 http://www.inta.es/atmosfera
climate zone Csa (Warm temperate climate with dry and hot summer)  
other affiliations AERONET(El_Arenosillo), NOAA-ESRL/AERO(ARN)
description ''El Arenosillo'' Atmospheric Sounding Station, which belongs to the National Institute for Aerospace Technology, is located at the Atlantic Coast, next to Huelva city, in the province of Huelva of the region of Andalusia, in south-west Spain. Its surroundings correspond to the ''Doñana'' National Park, which guarantees its natural environment.
Moreover, the climate at "El Arenosillo'' is characterized by very frequent sunny conditions around 280 clear sky days a year, being a really suitable site for intercomparison campaigns.
This observatory has a long experience in radiometric studies and has hosted many calibration and intercomparison campaigns of several different UV radiometers. It also offers many calibration facilities. Thus, it has a big terrace with an open horizon.
The surroundings of the station consist of pine trees which provide a uniform albedo spatially and temporally throughout the whole year. This constant behaviour of the albedo allows the comparability of results obtained in different times of the year.
Additionally, the sounding station accounts for a well equipped laboratory where the spectral and angular characterizations of the erythemal radiometers were performed.
The main research lines of the observatory are: stratospheric ozone, solar radiation, aerosols, ozone in surface and meteorology, ionosphere and astrophysics.
Picture of El Arenosillo facility

Measurement Program
type parameter method contributor data available details
Aerosol Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol 2012-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol 2012-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol 2005-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol 2005-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol Nephelometry, integrating unknown 2009-03-13 ~ ongoing
Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol 2005-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol 2005-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol Nephelometry, integrating unknown 2009-03-13 ~ ongoing
Multiwavelength optical depth, total aerosol Sun-tracking photometry unknown 2000-02-16 ~ 2010-03-10
Multiwavelength optical depth, total aerosol Sun-tracking photometry unknown
Number size distribution, total aerosol Differential mobility particle sizer (DMA, DMPS) unknown 2009-03-13 ~
Number size distribution, total aerosol Aerodynamic particle sizing spectrometer (APS) unknown
Ozone Total column ozone Dobson INTA 1976-01-13 ~ 2012-12-30
Total column ozone Brewer INTA 2000-01-01 ~ 2012-12-31
Vertical ozone profile ## Sonde INTA 1977-05-17 ~ 1983-09-30
Vertical ozone profile ECC Sonde INTA 1983-09-02 ~ 1983-09-30
Radiation Diffuse solar radiation Kipp and Zonen pyranometer unknown 2009-07-01 ~ 2012-12-31
Direct solar radiation Kipp and Zonen pyrheliometer unknown
Global solar radiation Kipp and Zonen pyranometer unknown 2009-01-01 ~ 2012-12-31
Long-wave radiation (downwelling) Kipp and Zonen pyranometer unknown
UV Erythemally weighted Pyranometer (global solar, broadband) unknown
UV Spectral Brewer INTA

Contact Person(s)
name Ms. Rosa Maria García Marín
address Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia (AEMET)
Leonardo Prieto Castro, 8
28071 Madrid
Spain
2011-06-20/0
phone +34915819873
fax +34915819767
mailto rgarciam@aemet.es
url
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name Dr. Benito A. de la Morena
address National Institute for Aerospace Technology - INTA Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Atmosphere Depart. Atmospheric Research and Instrumentation Area
"El Arenosillo". Huelva - Matalascañas road. Km33
Mazagon, Huelva 21130
Spain
2009-01-15/2141913608
phone +34 - 959208855
fax +34 - 959208859
mailto morenacb@inta.es
url
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name Dr. Maria del Mar Sorribas Panero
address National Institute for Aerospace Technology - INTA
Atmospheric Sounding Station "El Arenosillo" San Juan del Puerto - Matalacañas Road, Km 33 21130 Mazagon, Huelva, Spain
21130 Huelva
Spain
2010-03-26/0
phone +34 - 959208856
fax
mailto sorribasmm@inta.es
url
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station function Measurement leader [Aerosol: Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Multiwavelength optical depth, total aerosol, Aerosol: Multiwavelength optical depth, total aerosol, Aerosol: Number size distribution, total aerosol, Aerosol: Number size distribution, total aerosol]

name Dr. Jose Manuel Vilaplana
address National Institute for Aerospace Technology - INTA
"El Arenosillo". Huelva - Matalascañas road. Km33
Mazagon, Huelva 21130
Spain
2011-06-06/2141913608
phone +34 - 959208858
fax +34 - 959208859
mailto vilaplanagjm@inta.es
url
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station function Measurement leader [Ozone: Total column ozone, Ozone: Total column ozone, Radiation: Diffuse solar radiation, Radiation: Direct solar radiation, Radiation: Global solar radiation, Radiation: Long-wave radiation (downwelling), Radiation: UV Erythemally weighted, Radiation: UV Spectral]


References
Córdoba-Jabonero, C., et al. (2011), Synergetic monitoring of Saharan dust plumes and potential impact on surface: a case study of dust transport from Canary Islands to Iberian Peninsula, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 3067--3091, doi:10.5194/acp-11-3067-2011, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/3067/2011/
Cachorro, V. E., et al. (2010), Comparison of UV irradiances from Aura/Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) with Brewer measurements at El Arenosillo (Spain) – Part 2: Analysis of site aerosol influence, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 11867--11880, doi:10.5194/acp-10-11867-2010, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/11867/2010/
Grobner, J., et al. (2001), Intercomparison of aerosol optical depth measurements in the UVB using Brewer spectrophotometers and a Li-Cor spectrophotometer, Geophys. Res. Lett, 28, 1691--1694, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/neubrew/docs/publications/Grobner_AODBrewer2001.pdf
 
 
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