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BALTEX cloud liquid water network


Project timeline
March 2000
36 months
February 2003
General Information
Objectives of CLIWA-NET include
- to contribute to the development and implementation of the Global Observing System with a focus on cloud observations;
- the implementation of a prototype of a European Cloud Observation Network. This network might also serve as an operational validation system for current and future satellite cloud missions (e.g. MSG, METOP, ENVISAT, CLOUDS);
- the development of an adequate observing system for the detection of icing conditions for aircraft;
- the objective evaluation and improvement of state-of-the-art cloud parameterisations for climate and weather forecast models, with a focus on integrated cloud liquid water and vertical structure of clouds;
- the design of a "low cost" microwave radiometer in co-operation with industry (SME);
- to contribute to BALTEX/BRIDGE.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-EESD-1999; Global change, climate and biodiversity, Better exploitation of existing data and adaptation of existing observing systems (1.1.4.-2.4.1)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberEVK2-CT-1999-00007
Co-ordinatorRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (NL)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
2.612.500 341.350
Contact Person at Hereon Markus Quante, Institute for Coastal Research, KSC Phone: +49-4152-87 1501, Fax : +49-4152-87 2020
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Chalmers University of Technology (SE), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (DE), CNRS (FR), Deutscher Wetterdienst (DE), Helsinki University of Technology (FI), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (NL), Radiometer Physics GmbH (DE), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (DE), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), University of Bern (CH)

(completed February 2003)

Last Update: 16. April 2021