Lovéncentret Kristineberg, Göteborgs universitet
​Lovéncentret Kristineberg,
​Göteborgs universitet

International workshop with focus on climate data

For the third time Chalmers is hosting the “ARTS open community workshop”. On the workshop around 30 researchers from all over the world gather to discuss and plan collaboration around climate and weather forecasting applications based on microwave atmospheric observations.

​The project Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator (ARTS) (www.radiativetransfer.org) is a cooperation between Universität Hamburg and Chalmers. This is also where most of the development is done, but ARTS is an open source project and contributions to the programme come from researchers in other organisations and countries.

Since 2010 Chalmers is host for the “ARTS open community workshop” and this year it is held 6 – 8 September. Just like previously the workshop is held at The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences – Kristineberg in Fiskebäckskil. The approximately 30 participants at the workshop come from Sweden, Germany, USA, England, Switzerland, Japan, China, France and Ukraine. Organisers of the workshop are Patrick Eriksson from Chalmers and Stefan Buehler from Universität Hamburg.

ARTS (Atmospheric Radiative Transfer System) is a radiative transfer model for the microwave and infrared spectral ranges to simulate how electomagnetic radiation is created and spread through the atmosphere. A focus area for the programme is atmospheric observations through microwaves and in this area ARTS is the dominating research programme. To support weather forecasts and to produce climate data are now the main goals for the development, but ARTS can also be used for measuring the ozone layer, magnetic fields on Mars and a lot of other things. This diversity in functionality and research areas is reflected in the workshop, where the participants have a big variety of interests and come from different universities, space organisations like National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as well as weather forecast services.

For more information about ARTS please contact Patrick Eriksson, patrick.eriksson@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 18 32.

Published: Wed 30 Aug 2017.