A new challenge for meteorological measurements: The meteoMet project-Metrology for meteorology
Paper in proceeding, 2013

Climate change and its consequences require immediate actions in order to safeguard the environment and economy in Europe and in the rest of world. Aiming to enhance data reliability and reduce uncertainties in climate observations, a joint research project called MeteoMet-Metrology for Meteorology started in October 2011 coordinated by the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM). The project is focused on the traceability of measurements involved in climate change: surface and upper air measurements of temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and reciprocal influences between measurands. This project will provide the first definition at the European level of validated climate parameters with associated uncertainty budgets and novel criteria for interpretation of historical data series. The big challenge is the propagation of a metrological measurement perspective to meteorological observations. When such an approach will be adopted the requirement of reliable data and robust datasets over wide scales and long terms could be better met. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

traceable climate measurements

air humidity

air pressure

historical temperature data series

meteorological instruments calibration

air temperature

air speed and direction


A. Merlone

Istituto nazionale di ricerca metrologica (INRiM)

G. Lopardo

Istituto nazionale di ricerca metrologica (INRiM)

I. Antonsen

S. Bell

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

R. Benyon

Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial

N. Boese

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

D. del Campo

Centro Espanol de Metrologia

M. Dobre


J. Drnovsek

MIRS/UL-FE/LMK Univerza v Ljubjani

A. Elkatmis

Ulusal Metroloji Enstitusu, Turkey

E. Georgin

Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques

E. Grudniewicz

M. Heinonen

Mittatekniikan Keskus (MIKES)

Christina Holstein-Rathlou

Aarhus University

Jan Johansson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Space Geodesy and Geodynamics

P. Klason

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Renáta Knorová

Claus Melvad

Danish Technological Institute

Jonathan Peter Merrison

Aarhus University

Krzysztof Migała

Czech metrology institute

M. de Podesta

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

H. Saathoff

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

D. Smorgon

Istituto nazionale di ricerca metrologica (INRiM)

F. Sparasci

Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers

R. Strnad

Cesky Metrologicky Institut Brno

A. Szmyrka- Grzebyk

Polish Academy of Sciences

Elisa Vuillermoz

Consiglo Nazionale Delle Richerche

AIP Conference Proceedings

0094-243X (ISSN) 1551-7616 (eISSN)

Vol. 1552 8 1030-1035
9780735411784 (ISBN)

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