|18 June 2015 - LIDAR vacancies for PEARL|
| We are pleased to announce two vacancies for LIDAR research at PEARL.
The first is a PDF to be held at the University of Western Ontario
and the second is a technical position that could be held at one
of the Canadian universities participating in PAHA.
The closing date for applications for both positions is 15 July 2015.
Please feel free to pass this information along to any who might be
|PAHA/EC Collaboration Teleconferences |
| Starting in September 2014, we will be having monthly teleconferences between the PAHA researchers and our colleagues at Environment Canada to share research results and to further collaboration opportunities.
This month's telecon will be on Monday 22 September at 1 PM EDT.
Presenter: Dr. Gerrit Holl, University of Toronto
Theme: Satellite Validation
Presentation title: Methane cross-validation using PEARL FTIR-retrieved profiles: comparisons with satellite measurements from ACE-FTS and GOSAT
To be added to the mailing list for these teleconferences, please contact Prof. Kaley Walker (kwalker AT atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca). |
|24 hours at PEARL|
| We have a new camera near the Ridge Laboratory at Eureka, which enables
the team to monitor the weather conditions on the Ridge. This is a short
time lapse movie of 24 hours at the Ridge Laboratory taken by the camera
on July 16th, 2013.|
| CANDAC published its September 2013 newsletter on "Seeing Way Up From PEARL".
PDF copies can be downloaded from the CANDAC_Newsletters page under
the Links tab above. Previous editions of the newsletter can also be
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|Donating to PEARL|
| We have had a number of enquiries about donating funds to support
PEARL. We would invite you to consider a donation to the Foundation for
Climate and Atmospheric Sciences who have been vigorous
supporters of PEARL over many years. They would be happy to route funds
to activities in support of PEARL.
|18 June 2015 - Bandwidth Increase for Data Transfer from PEARL|
| We have been working with colleagues in the Department of National
Defense on a collaborative arrangement for internet usage at PEARL. The
most recent result of that is an increase in the available bandwidth
from the 384kbps that we had originally to 1200kbps now. This will
enable us to have much better and more timely data transfer and more
response remote access to instruments. In short, we will be much more
able to pursue our science at Eureka with this change.|
|PAHA/CANDAC annual 2015 Workshop and CREATE Research Symposium|
| PAHA/CANDAC annual 2015 Workshop and CREATE Research Symposium was held on May 11-12 in Toronto. For more information, please see the agenda|
|The Canadian ACE Arctic Validation Campaign 2015|
| Each spring, as the sun comes up at Eureka for the first time in four months, a group of researchers from the Universities of Toronto, York and Western Ontario travel to Eureka to make measurements of the atmosphere. The Canadian Arctic ACE Validation Campaign has been running at Eureka since 2004, and is now complemented by the suite of instruments installed at PEARL. Measurements made with CANDAC and ACE campaign instruments allow us to validate the measurements made by the ACE and OSIRIS satellite instruments and to study the processes occurring in the stratosphere. To follow the progress of
this year's campaign, please visit our website: http://acebox.uwaterloo.ca/eureka/|
|New Funding for PEARL Research |
| CANDAC is pleased to announce that Dalhousie University and Prof. James Drummond have been awarded a $5M grant over five years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for research in "Probing the Atmosphere of the High Arctic" (PAHA) that closely involves the PEARL facility. This funding began in February 2013. Funds will be used for PEARL operations and for science studies in collaboration with Environment Canada and other government departments. Full details of the announcement can be found on NSERC's web-site.
|CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science|
| The NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) provides students and postdoctoral fellows with training in Arctic Atmospheric Science, including the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and analysis of large data sets.|
|CANDAC Education/Outreach Program|
| The CANDAC Outreach and Education Program began with a visit to Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay, Nunavut in 2004, and has since expanded to the communities of Grise Fiord, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Iqaluit, Pond Inlet, as well as numerous communities in Southern Canada. Activities ranging from the ambitious Northern Experience Program undertaken as part of International Polar Year, to the current Student-Researchers Atmospheric Collaboration have brought students, communities, and researchers together in creative ways to enhance their learning experience, enthuse them about science, and inform them about the Arctic and Arctic issues. We have developed workshop programs appropriate for grades 1 to 12, on topics such as air pollution, ozone depletion, aerosols, climate change, Canadian satellites, space science, and weather.|