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|Description||It will establish and operate a distributed infrastructure for longterm observations of atmospheric composition, aerosol and cloud particles on a global scale from a fleet of initially 10-20 longrange in-service aircraft of internationally operating airlines. IAGOS builds on the scientific and technological experience gained within the research projects MOZAIC (Measurement of Ozone and Water Vapour on Airbus in-service Aircraft), which was funded by the EC between 1993 and 2004 under FP 4 and FP 5, and CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular nvestigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container). IAGOS was initiated by FZJ, CNRS, Meteo France, and Airbus, together with a growing community of research institutions and airlines. IAGOS will provide a data base for users in science and policy, including near realtime data provision for weather prediction and air quality forecasting. It will provide data for climate models, including those used in the GMES Atmospheric Service, and the carbon cycle models used for the verification of CO2 emissions and Kyoto monitoring. IAGOS is a project on the ESFRI Roadmap of Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan-European interest.|
|Status||Operational since 2011|
|Information Source||RI web site and Pis|
|Scientific Domains||Environmental Sciences|
|RI Categorization||Atmospheric Measurement Facilities|
|Location||14 Avenue Edouard Belin, Toulouse, 31400, Midi-Pyrénées, France|