Speaker Details


Ruud Dirksen

Dr. Ruud Dirksen is head of the in situ sounding group at the Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg and head of the GRUAN lead centre. Within the in situ sounding group, he coordinates all activities of the GRUAN lead centre and is point of contact for any GRUAN related matters. Dr. Dirksen has previoulsy worked at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and the Free University Berlin on satellite observations of the composition of the atmosphere.


Results and conclusions from WMO's Upper Air Instrument Intercomparison 2022

Under the auspices of WMO, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), MeteoSwiss and a wider task team jointly conducted the Upper Air Instrument Intercomparison 2022 (UAII2022). While the focus of the UAII2022 is on radiosonde systems, it also assessed surface-based remote sensing, satellite data and aircraft-based observations. The field campaign of UAII2022 took place in Lindenberg, Germany, from August 8 to September 14, 2022, with 10 participating radiosonde models and a suite of active and passive remote sensing instruments. We present results and conclusions and will announce the public release of the final report.