Summer School in Spain
Tired but satisfied they returned to Faculty ITC – the six-strong delegation from the Water Resources department. For ten days they had conducted a Summer School in Spain (Barrax) on the organization and execution of an airborne measurement campaign concerning earth-atmosphere interaction.
Scientists from ten countries gathered together in Spain to collect climatological data. They carried out data analysis in various working groups, followed lectures, and also took to the air for reconnaissance flights. Measurements were made that, together with the information acquired by the ground teams, provided insight into the soil conditions, the humidity level, the quantity of carbon, and plant photosynthesis.
“Although we were in Spain primarily to conduct a Summer School, we were also able to collect extremely valuable climate data,” says Wim Timmermans, who coordinated the event. This he did with the help of teams from INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial), who are specialized in using aerospace technology to acquire data relating to the atmosphere and the earth’s surface.
Twenty students from across the world were selected to take part in this remarkable Summer School. The aim was to develop models that could be used to analyse climate changes (and their influence on the earth).
Travellers from the UT: Zhongbo (Bob) Su, Joris Timmermans, Wim Timmermans, Christiaan van der Tol, Murat Ucer (all staff members) and Xuelong Cheng (PhD).
(Source: UT Nieuws)