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Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure – ACTRIS, the European research infrastructure supporting atmospheric science

Paolo Laj (1, 2) , Cathrine Lund Myhre (3) , Véronique Riffault (4) , Vassilis Amiridis (5) , Hendrik Fuchs (6) , Konstantinos Eleftheriadis (7) , Tuukka Petäjä (2) , Thérèse Salameh (4) , Niku Kivekäs (8) , Eija Juurola (8) , Giulia Saponaro (8) , Sabine Philippin (9) , Carmela Cornacchia (10) , Lucas Alados Arboledas (11) , Holger Baars (12) , Anja Claude (13) , Martine de Mazière (14) , Bart Dils (14) , Marvin Dufresne (4) , Nikolaos Evangeliou (3) , Olivier Favez (15) , Markus Fiebig (3) , Martial Haeffelin (16) , Hartmut Herrmann (12) , Kristina Höhler (17) , Niklas Illmann (18) , Axel Kreuter (19) , Elke Ludewig (20) , Eleni Marinou (5) , Ottmar Möhler (17) , Lucia Mona (10) , Lise Eder Murberg (3) , Doina Nicolae (21) , Anna Novelli (6) , Ewan O'Connor (8) , Kevin Ohneiser (12) , Rosa Maria Petracca Altieri (10) , Bénédicte Picquet-Varrault (22) , Dominik van Pinxteren (12) , Bernhard Pospichal (23) , Jean-Philippe Putaud (24) , Stefan Reimann (25) , Nikolaos Siomos (26) , Iwona Stachlewska (27) , Ralf Tillmann (6) , Kalliopi Artemis Voudouri (5) , Ulla Wandinger (12) , Alfred Wiedensohler (12) , Arnoud Apituley (28) , Adolfo Comerón (29) , Martin Gysel-Beer (30) , Nikolaos Mihalopoulos (5) , Nina Nikolova (31) , Aleksander Pietruczuk (27) , Stéphane Sauvage (4) , Jean Sciare (32) , Henrik Skov (33) , Tove Svendby (3) , Erik Swietlicki (34) , Dimitar Tonev (31) , Geraint Vaughan (35, 36) , Vladimir Zdimal (37) , Urs Baltensperger (30) , Jean-François Doussin (22) , Markku Kulmala (2) , Gelsomina Pappalardo (10) , Sanna Sorvari Sundet (38) , Milan Vana (39)
1 IGE - Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement
2 INAR - Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research
3 NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research
4 CERI EE - IMT Nord Europe - Centre for Energy and Environment
5 NOA - National Observatory of Athens
6 FZJ - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH | Centre de recherche de Jülich | Jülich Research Centre
7 NCSR - National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
8 FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute
9 LaMP - Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique
10 IMAA - Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale
11 UGR - Universidad de Granada = University of Granada
12 TROPOS - Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
13 MOHp - Meteorologisches Observatorium Hohenpeißenberg
14 BIRA-IASB - Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy / Institut d'Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique
15 INERIS - Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques
16 IPSL (FR_636) - Institut Pierre-Simon-Laplace
17 Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
18 Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research [Wuppertal]
19 Medical University of Innsbruck
20 geosphere austria
21 INOE - National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics
22 LISA (UMR_7583) - Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques
23 IGM - Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology [Köln]
24 JRC - European Commission - Joint Research Centre [Ispra]
25 Laboratory for Air Pollution/Environmental Technology
26 LMU - Ludwig Maximilian University [Munich] = Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
27 Institute of Geophysics [Warsaw]
28 KNMI - Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
29 UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya = Université polytechnique de Catalogne [Barcelona]
30 LAC - Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry [Paul Scherrer Institute]
31 INRNE - Institute For Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
32 Climate and Atmosphere Research Center, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
33 iCLIMATE Aarhus University Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change
34 Lund University
35 NCAS - National Centre for Atmospheric Science [Leeds]
36 University of Manchester [Manchester]
37 ICPF - Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals
38 LUKE - Natural Resources Institute Finland
39 CHMI - Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
Sabine Philippin
Elke Ludewig
  • Function : Author
Erik Swietlicki
  • Function : Author

Abstract

The Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS) officially became the 33 rd European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) on April 25, 2023 with the support of 17 founding member and observer countries. As a pan-European legal organization, ACTRIS ERIC will coordinate the provision of data and data products on short-lived atmospheric constituents and clouds relevant to climate and air pollution over the next 15-20 years. ACTRIS was designed more than a decade ago, and its development was funded at national and European levels. It was included in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap in 2016 and subsequently, in the national infrastructure roadmaps of European countries. It became a landmark of the ESFRI roadmap in 2021. The purpose of this paper is to describe the mission of ACTRIS, its added value to the community of atmospheric scientists, providing services to academia as well as the public and private sectors, and to summarize its main achievements. The present publication serves as a reference document for ACTRIS, its users and the scientific community as a whole. It provides the reader with relevant information and an overview on ACTRIS governance and services, as well as a summary of the main scientific achievements of the last 20 years. The paper concludes with an outlook on the upcoming challenges for ACTRIS and the strategy for its future evolution.

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hal-04574303 , version 1 (14-05-2024)

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Paolo Laj, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Véronique Riffault, Vassilis Amiridis, Hendrik Fuchs, et al.. Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure – ACTRIS, the European research infrastructure supporting atmospheric science. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2024, 105 (7), pp.E1098-E1136. ⟨10.1175/BAMS-D-23-0064.1⟩. ⟨hal-04574303⟩
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