Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research (CESAR)
http://www.cesar-observatory.nl
Core Data
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Other
Location
Zijdeweg 1, CESAR, Lopik, PO: 3411 MH (Netherlands)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Netherlands
Participating Countries
Netherlands
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1972
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
Study the atmosphere and its interaction with the land surface. The Cesar site is used for:Monitoring of long term tendencies in atmospheric changes,Studies of atmospheric and land surface processes for climate modelingValidation of space-borne observationsThe development and implementation of new measurement techniquesTraining of young scientists at post-doc, PhD and master level.

RI Keywords
Atmosphere-biosphere relations, Vertical profiles, ACTRIS, Clouds, Trace gases, Greenhouse gases, Solar radiation, Spatial information, Aerosols, In-situ, Atmosphere, Atmospheric measurements, Ground-based remote sensing, ICOS, Weather, Climate, Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Classifications
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Equipment
Instruments

• Aerosol Particle Sizer • Air pressure Paroscientific 1016B-01 • Air temperature E&E Pt1000 • Air temperature KNMI Pt500 • Baseline Surface Radiation Network station • Boundary layer Windprofiler/RASS (1.29 GHz) LAP3000 • Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for CO2 and CGH4 (Picarro) • Ceilometer CT75 • Ceilometer LD40 • Cloud Radar (zenith pointing 35 GHz) PDN100 • Cup anemometer KNMI • Dew point temperature E&E33 • Dew point temperature Vaisala HP243 • Digital Sky Camera • Drizzle Radar (scanning) IDRA • Fast response H2O/CO2 LICOR 7500 • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer for CO2,CH4, N2O and CO • GPS receivers • Infrared temperature Heiman KT15 • Infrasound array • Integrating Nephelometer • Microwave Radiometer (3-channel) Rescom • Microwave Radiometer (scanning) ATPROP • Microwave Radiometer (scanning) HATPRO • Multi Angle Absorption Photometer • Multi Filter Rotating Shadow Band Radiometer • PAR Photosynthetically Active Radiation • Precipitation KNMI • Precision Filter Radiometer • Present weather sensor • Present weather Vaisala FD12P • Pyranometer CM11 • Pyranometer CM22 • Pyranometer CMP22 • Pyranometer K&Zn CM11 • Pyranometer K&Zn CM22 • Pyrgeometer CG4 • Pyrgeometer CGR4 • Pyrgeometer Eppley PIR • Pyrgeometer K&Zn CG4 • Pyrheliometer CH1 • Pyrometer (scanning) NubiScope • Radon monitor • Raman Lidar CAELI • Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer • Soil heat flux Hukseflux HFP01SC • Soil heat flux TNO WS31S • Soil temperature KNMI • Soil water content CS615 • Soil water pressure Keller 26W • Sonic anemometer GILL R3 • Sun Photometer CIMEL • Sun Photometer SPUV • Sunshine duration sensor CSD3 • Suntracker • Total Sky Imager • Transportable Atmospheric Radar (3.6 GHz FMCW) • UV A(315-400nm) Radiometer • UV B(280-315nm) Radiometer • UV-Lidar • Visibility BIRAL 100 • Wind vane KNMI • Windprofiler/RASS (1.29 GHz) LAP3000 • XLAS Scintillometer K&Zn • XLAS Scintillometer WUR

Additional Data
Access
Access Type
Physical
Access Mode
Excellence Driven
Access Webpage
http://ruisdael-observatory.nl
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is a node of an ESFRI project
Networks
CLOUDNET
GRUAN
Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)
ACTRIS
European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET)
NDACC
Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS)
GALION
GAW