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How to use JOYCE-CF

JOYCE-CF offers a wide range of possibilities for its users. From simple datasets to instrument setups, calibration and full dedicated measurement campaigns and physical user access, the field of possible uses is large at JOYCE-CF.

  • Central access to long-term homogeneous datasets of cloud and precipitation observations
  • Special measurement cycles or dedicated field campaigns together with external users
  • Instrument testing and intercomparison for external users
  • Share of expertise in data handling and calibration (Workshops)

One major goal of JOYCE-CF is to support scientists world-wide with high quality data and a holistic view of micro- and macrophysical processes in cloud and precipitation evolution. JOYCE-CF also promotes using our instrumentation for field campaigns or installing additional instrumentation at our site.

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Data Request

If you can not find your data of interest in the SAMD or University of Bonn database, and if you are interested in any kind of data, either from the instrument itself or data products, please fill in the

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Instrument-Installation Request

Beside a large set of data JOYCE-CF also offers its users to install own instrumentation. If you are interested to test your instrument, or want to hold a measurement campaign, please fill in the

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Measurement-Time Request

Some of the JOYCE-CF instrumentation can be requested for special measurement time with specific set-ups or scan strategies (measurement campaigns or in addition to your own instrument installation). If you want to request measurement time for any instrument, please fill in the


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