Netherlands, Lattrop site
In 2006 staff members of ITC (Wim Timmermans, Ambro Gieske, Ben Maathuis, Chris Mannaerts, Jan de Leeuw and Bob Su) have looked for a suitable location for measurements, and found the location of the Cosmos observatory in Lattrop. The reason for choosing this location is that the area has a patchy landscape with meadows surrounded by high trees, a forested and agricultural landscape typical for Twente and the nearby available facilities of the observatory. The municipality of Dinkelland is supporting the initiative.
|Site location Lattrop site with the locations of the Telecom and KPN towers. |
The Telecom or KPN tower can be used for wide area scintillometer flux measurements.
|Recent aerial photo of the site location, summer 2008.|
|Testing of XLAS (scintillometer) flux measurement, one of the systems planned for the |
|Schematic representation of the planned tower and instrumentation.|
Measurements in Lattrop
Complete radiation and fluxes monitoring, water cycle observation, validation of satellite observation and processes research.