Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

Workshop - Retrieval of Aerosol Properties from Satellite and Ground-based measurements

Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Meridian, 9:30-13:30

During this half a day workshop, we review and further coordinate research activities carried out within the STCE in regards to satellite observations of atmospheric aerosols. We start the workshop with short informal presentations (10-15 min) which will help us to identify possible areas of common interest, and after that we plan to have discussions on future collaboration.


Part I - Research presentations
09:40Welcome Svetlana Kochenova
09:45Desert dust detection with the SEVIRI 11 micron channelSteven Dewitte
10:00Aerosol detection with the SEVIRI visible channels Stijn Nevens
10:15Retrieval of aerosol properties from IASI data with the help of ALVL: preliminary stage Svetlana Kochenova
10:30Stratospheric and tropospheric aerosol extinction profiles retrieval from ground-based twilight sky brightness spectral measurements Nina Mateshvili
10:45Aerosol measurements (ground based) in Antarctica at the Belgian research station Alexander Mangold
Part II - Open discussions
11:10Discussions - possible collabationsAll participants
12:30uEnd of the workshop

Scientific CommitteeMartine De Mazière
Steven Dewitte
Svetlana Kochenova

Date: May 11, 2011
Venue: Meridian Room, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Avenue Circulaire 3, B-1180 Uccle

Anyone interested in attending this workshop is kindly asked to confirm by email to svetlana.kochenova at
We hope to meet you and learn about this science circulating at the plateau!