Atmosphere dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe

The Atmosphere dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe (ARISE) project aims at establishing a unique atmospheric research and data platform in Europe, combining observations with theoretical and modelling studies, to elucidate the dynamics of the middle and upper atmosphere. ARISE combines for the first time international networks with complementary technologies such as infrasound, lidar, airglow, radar systems. This joint network provides advanced data products used as benchmarks for weather forecast models. The ARISE network also allows enhanced and detailed observations of other extreme events in the Earth system, such as erupting volcanoes, magnetic storms, tornadoes and tropical thunderstorms, for a better understanding of underlying physical processes and future monitoring for civil applications.