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Station Characteristics 2008-11-09/-949546626
GAW ID TAM Tamanrasset (Algeria)
WMO ID 60680-0 Global station in WMO RA I - Africa
station status established 1994-04-01 / full operation 22.78333°N 5.51667°E (1377 m a.s.l.)
time zone UTC+1 http://www.meteo.dz/html/station_vag.htm
climate zone BWh (Desert climate, hot arid)  
other affiliations AERONET(Tamanrasset_INM/Tamanrasset_TMP), BSRN
description The station is located at the headquarters of the Office National de la Méteorologie , direction régionale sud of Tamanrasset (70.000 inhabitants) in the Saharan desert. The area is free of industrial activities. Local sources of pollution include a small but increasing number of private vehicles. Picture of Tamanrasset facility

Measurement Program
type data center parameter method contributor data available details
Ozone WOUDC Total column ozone Dobson ONM 1957-09-26 ~ 2013-04-30
WOUDC Total column ozone Dobson ONM 2011-11-01 ~ 2013-04-30
Aerosol Multiwavelength optical depth, total aerosol Sunphotometry/Filter Radiometry unknown 1995-01-01 ~ ongoing
Multiwavelength optical depth, total aerosol Sunphotometry/Filter Radiometry unknown 2006-10-01 ~ ongoing
Radiation WRDC Diffuse solar radiation Eppley precision spectral pyranometer unknown 1994-09-08 ~ 2012-12-31
WRDC Direct solar radiation Eppley normal incidence radiometer (NIP) unknown 1994-09-08 ~ 2007-12-31
WRDC Global solar radiation Eppley precision spectral pyranometer unknown 1970-02-23 ~ 2012-12-31
WRDC Long-wave radiation (downwelling) Eppley precision infrared radiometer (PIR) unknown 2000-03-07 ~ 2007-12-31
UV Broadband Pyranometer (global solar, broadband) unknown 1997-01-01 ~ ongoing
Meteo Trajectories FLEXTRA Empa 2005-01-01 ~ ongoing

Contact Person(s)
name Dr. Ferhat Ounnar
address Office National de la Méteorologie Directeur Général
B.P. 153 Dar el Beida
16100 Algiers
Algeria
2008-05-28/0
phone +213 21 50 69 10/50 78 72
fax +213 21 50 88 49
mailto f.ounnar@meteo.dz
url
GAW function GAW Country Contact
station function

name Mr Mohamed Mimouni
address Office National de la Méteorologie
Direction Méteo Regionale Sud
11000 Tamanrasset
Algeria
2013-10-19/-949546626
phone +213 29 34 46 73
fax +213 29 34 46 73
mailto m_mimouni_dz@yahoo.fr
url
GAW function
station function Primary station contact, Station manager


References
Paid, A. and Ourtirane, K. (2002), Impact of Saharan aerosol on solar radiation in the Tamanrasset area, in: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Publ. Universitat de Valencia
 
 
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