APRES3 Project

The “Antarctic Precipitation Remote Sensing from Surface and Space” (APRES3) project aims to quantify the snowfall in the Antarctic Polar region and it is an international initiative supported by the National Research Agency (ANR), Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor (IPEV), National Center for cientific Research (CNRS), National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), the Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) of France, as well the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the National Science Foundation (FNS) of Switzerland.

APRES3 is organized into 4 tasks in order to achieve the objectives proposed. Which correspond to the preparation of the logistics for field campaigns (Task 1); Implementation of ground-based observing system and modeling of the solid precipitation microphysics in Antarctica and Alps (Task 2); space remote sensing using passive micro-waves AMSU-B/MHS and CloudSat observations (Task 3); and finally, climatic and metorologic modelisation (Task 4). For further details visit the APRES3 website.