On this day, the World Meteorological Organization accepted our request to upgrade the station status from regional to global. This is great news!
We are grateful for the help and continuous support from all the institutions that accompaign and are part of the Chacaltaya GAW station from the very beginning.
We are commited to continue providing traceable observations of greenhouse gases (2 variables), reactive gases (3 variables), and atmospheric aerosols (6 variables) following the recommendations of the GAW Programme.
Chacaltaya observatory is now an
established sentinel for monitoring changes occurring in the tropical Andes documenting
changes occurring at a regional and local scale.
Download the full letter of acceptance from the link below
During the last steering committee meeting, the post-graduate studies department of UMSA (DIPGIS) prepared a series of interviews related to the Chacaltaya GAW station.
After two years of virtual meetings, this year the Chacaltaya Steering Committee Meeting took place in La Paz. Sessions were held on the 26 and 27th September at the UMSA campus, but it was also possible to participante on-line.
The main scientific results obtained in the last year were thoroughly discussed in a fruitful meeting, along with other matters related to future projects and the station operation.
A distinction was given to Dr. Alfred Wiedensohler, Dr. Radovan Krejci, Dr. David Whitemann and Dr. Gaëlle Uzu on behalf of Dr. Paolo Laj, as a token of recognition of their support to Chacaltaya GAW station activities during the last 10 years.
A short steering committe meeting was held on line on the 23rd November 2022. The topics discussed were the review of current scientific programs and main findings, the status of different instruments, the scientific advances and the perspectives and plans for the Chacaltaya station and the urban sites of La Paz and El Alto.
Due to the covid-19 travel restrictions still on place worldwide, the annual steering committee meeting took place on-line on the 4th and 5th December 2020.
From left to right and up to bottom: L. Ticona, R. Gutierrez, F. Avila, M. Peñaloza, D. Aliaga, I. Moreno, M. Andrade, O. Laurent, P. Ginot, G. Uzu, F. Bianchi, F. Velarde, R. Krecji, D. Whitemann, P. Laj, R. Forno, A. Wiedensohler, M. Ramonet, V. Mardóñez, K. Weinhold, --, B., C. Mohr, M. A. Koenig
As every year, the UMSA/Laboratory for Atmospheric Physics (LAP) will host the annual GAW/CHC Science Team Meeting in La Paz, Bolivia. The dates for this year are set from October 7th to 9th, 2019. The main topics of the meeting will be updates on research at CHC, including recent campaigns, review of operational issues at the site, status of publications, discussion of current and upcoming funding opportunities. During the period of the meeting there will also be a break-out session for the Steering Committee to meet and discuss overall goals and priorities of the site.
The preliminary agenda for the meeting is:
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