EGU General Assembly 2020
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Dynamics of the middle atmosphere as observed by the ARISE project: scientific highlights and perspectives

Elisabeth Blanc
Elisabeth Blanc
  • Commissariat Energie Atomique, Department of Analysis and Monitoring of the Environment, Arpajon, France (

The dynamics of the middle atmosphere, between near ground lower troposphere and near Earth space thermosphere is submitted to strong disturbances which impact global circulation and are at the origin of uncertainties in climate and weather models. The lack of observations limits the ability to accurately reproduce these disturbances, while the considered altitude range increases for improving model predictions. Perturbations also affect climate change and environment hazards. ARISE (Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe) objective is to develop a high resolution platform integrating the infrasound International Monitoring System for the verification of the Comprehensive nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty , the lidar Network for Detection of Atmospheric Composition Changes, associated with multi-instrument reference stations and satellite observations. The research is highly multidisciplinary to cover the full altitude range from polar to equatorial regions submitted to different processes. The main project results and perspectives will be presented. This concern the development of a pilot station for developing synergies, prototypes for improving instrument performances, new tools for applications related to weather and climate using both archived data for applications and near real time data, remote monitoring of extreme events such as volcanoes for civil aviation, stratospheric warming events, severe weather, meteo-tsunamis and meteorites for risk management.

How to cite: Blanc, E.: Dynamics of the middle atmosphere as observed by the ARISE project: scientific highlights and perspectives, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-19524,, 2020