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GAW Symposium 2017

posted 26 Apr 2017, 22:00 by Nicky Brookes

Greg Bodeker attended the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) quadrennial  symposium from 10-13 April 2917 on behalf of GRUAN (the GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network). The purpose of the meeting was to obtain community input to the latest GAW Implementation Plan. Greg gave a presentation titled "What does 'integrated observations' mean?". Funding for Greg's attendance was provided through the New Zealand Linking Science into International Policy (LSIP) Programme for which we are very grateful. Full details on the GAW symposium, including links to all presentations is available here.

A Successful Speaking Tour of NZ by Professor Griggs

posted 20 Mar 2017, 21:47 by Nicky Brookes

Professor David Griggs has now completed his speaking tour of New Zealand as was previously mentioned in our 'Latest News'.  All who managed to attend one of the four presentations found the information he presented extremely valuable.  A number of attendees enjoyed the presentation so much they requested access to the slides that were shown on the day. Prof Griggs was happy to comply, so if you wish to view the presentation, there is a PDF version of it on our Publications > Conference Contributions page.  Click here to view the page.  

We would like to thank Prof Griggs very much for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come to NZ to present to local business.

Speaking Tour by Professor David Griggs

posted 20 Feb 2017, 21:51 by Nicky Brookes

Bodeker Scientific is bringing Professor David Griggs, former Director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute in Melbourne, to New Zealand for a speaking tour on the subject "The relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to business in New Zealand".  Prof Griggs will be giving talks in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Cromwell.  Tickets are strictly limited so book now to ensure your place and find out how your business is likely to be affected, how you can help to achieve these Sustainable Development Goals and how they will be of benefit to the world and good for business!

For tickets to the Wellington event on Tuesday 14th March, see here.
For tickets to the Dunedin event on Wednesday 15th March, see here.
For tickets to the Christchurch event on Thursday 16th March, see here.
For tickets to the Cromwell event on Friday 17th March, see here.

Welcome Dr Andrea Stenke!

posted 20 Feb 2017, 21:40 by Nicky Brookes

We welcome Dr Andrea Stenke who is visiting us from Europe for a week. Andrea is on a sabbatical from ETH Zurich and whilst she is here, she is working closely with Dr Laura Revell on modelling the climate of the planet Mars.

Welcome Corinna

posted 31 Jan 2017, 15:06 by Emily Boud   [ updated 31 Jan 2017, 15:16 ]

Corinna Kloss, a PhD student at the Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, is visiting Bodeker Scientific. Corinna is working with her external mentor Stefanie Kremser on her PhD thesis with the title "Development of AMICA for carbonyl sulfide measurement in the stratosphere."
Corinna (and Isabell Krisch) wrote a Blog during the Climate Research Campaigns that they attended.  Here is the link to the blog they wrote:

Jordis Tradowskys Report Published

posted 3 Jan 2017, 18:06 by Emily Boud

Jordis Tradowsky published the report “Radiosonde Temperature Bias Corrections using Radio Occultation Bending Angles as Reference“ as part of her visiting scientist activity within the Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility (ROM SAF, The report describes the preparation of radiosonde temperature bias correction to be used in a forecast impact study, and discusses the structural uncertainty within a tangent linear radio occultation retrieval which is used in this study. Furthermore the temperature profiles from the reference radiosonde data product of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) are compared with RO derived dry temperatures in the stratosphere.

Co-Authored Paper

posted 2 Nov 2016, 12:27 by Bodeker Scientific

The paper "Reconstructing the mass balance of Brewster Glacier, New Zealand, using MODIS-derived glacier-wide albedo" has been published in The Cryosphere. Jono Conway is a co-author on the paper, which presents a novel method to monitor whether glaciers are gaining or losing mass using the reflectance of a glacier surface measured by satellites. The method was applied to Brewster Glacier in the Southern Alps and allowed the current mass balance record to be extended into the past.  The link to the paper can be found here.

Laura Revell's Paper Published

posted 26 Oct 2016, 14:59 by Nicky Brookes

Dr. Laura Revell, et al's paper "The role of methane in projections of 21st century stratospheric water vapour" was recently published by ACP.  Refer our Peer-Review Literature page for details and to view a copy of the paper.

GRUAN Paper Published

posted 10 Oct 2016, 12:58 by Nicky Brookes   [ updated 12 Oct 2016, 12:31 ]

The article "GRUAN in the service of GSICS: Using reference ground-based profile measurements to provide traceable radiance calibration for space-based radiometers" by Tradowsky et al. has been published in the Summer Issue of the GSICS (Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System) Quarterly Newsletter. The newsletter is available here.

The article describes how the growing volume of GRUAN measurements can be used for the calibration and validation of space-based sensors and presents activities under way within GRUAN, e.g. the construction of Site Atmospheric State Best Estimates (SASBEs) for the GRUAN site in Lauder. Furthermore, it provides an overview of the "GRUAN processor", a software package under development at the UK Met Office.

AmCham 2016 Award Winners

posted 4 Sep 2016, 22:48 by Nicky Brookes

Bodeker Scientific won the 'Eric & Kathy Hertz Award for Citizen Diplomacy' at the Annual American Chamber of Commerce DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 18th August. The award is presented to a person, group of people or organisation who have made significant contributions to strengthening the bonds between the people of Aotearoa and the United States. The contributions can be made in any field that complements the deep political and economic ties between these two nations including education, science, research, culture, arts and sports. More information on the awards can be found here.  
Craig Halbmaier, Political/Economic Officer at the US Consulate at Auckland kindly received the award on behalf of Bodeker Scientific from Mike Hearn, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce. 
Craig Halbmaier & Mike Hearn

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