Radiometric Observatory

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The Italian-French station Concordia, located at Dome C on the East Antarctic plateau (75.18S, 123.38E, 3233 m above mean sea level and 110 km away from the nearest coast), is characterized by a large amount of scientific activities (astronomy/astrophysics, glaciology, seismology, geodesy, space weather and atmospheric physic). The ISAC institute plays a crucial role performing accurate and continuous surface radiation measurements, with the establishment of the BSRN network (; In addition several field measurements are routinely performed, with aerosol columnar and in situ measurements (load, scattering, absorption, size distribution in collaboration with the Finnish Meteorological Institute), ozone columnar content (UV-RAD), lidar, PBL monitoring , other ISAC activities.