The TASTE project provides ESA with Technical ASsistance To Envisat atmospheric chemistry validation throughout the satellite lifetime. The project involves an international consortium gathering complementary expertise in remote sensing and satellite validation. Main tasks relate to the coordination of the consortium, the collection and delivery of correlative data to the ENVISAT Cal/Val database operated at NILU on behalf of ESA, geophysical validation studies based on comparisons between ENVISAT (GOMOS, MIPAS and SCIAMACHY) and ground-based data sets, and the valorisation of the validation results after concerted consolidation. The present document reports on activities carried out in the second term of ESA TASTE project, from February 2005 till the end of February 2006
This is the 2005 annual report of the EQUAL (Envisat Quality Assessment with Lidar) project. This project supports and performs the quality assessment of ozone and temperature profiles retrieved from ENVISAT data using lidar data. In total eleven lidar stations are part of the EQUAL network and they have submitted over 4100 profiles to the correlative database, which is maintained by NILU in Norway.