GRUAN Status

since
active

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)
REU La Reunion
-short
La Réunion
-long, international
Maïdo observatory
-long, national
WMO (code, name)
-

Location

Country
France
Department
Réunion
Latitude
21.08°S
Longitude
55.383°E
Altitude
2200 m

Site maps
Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Institution / Operator

Name
Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphére de la Réunion (OPAR)
-long, international
Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphére de la Réunion (OPAR)
-long, national
Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphére de la Réunion (OPAR)
Website
http://osur.univ-reunion.fr/observations/osu-r-stations/opar/
Description
Observatory of Maïdo

Site Contact

Name
Stéphanie Evan
Affiliation
Université de la Réunion
Address
UMR8105 LACy
Université de la Réunion
15 Avenue René Cassin
CS 92003
97744 Saint-Denis Cedex 9
E-Mail
stephanie.evan@univ-reunion.fr
Phone
+262 262 93 82 53
Fax

Site Description

Foundation
2012
Description
at the top of the Maïdo Mountain, on the western part of Reunion Island
General type
tropic
Topography
mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands along the coast
Land use (within 10 km)
human settlements and agricultural utilization
Climate
tropic - humid; rain period: December - March; East: rain-laden, West: steppe climate
Website
http://osur.univ-reunion.fr/observations/osu-r-stations/opar/

Membership In Other Networks

NDACC
1998
SHADOZ
1998
AERONET

Relevant Documents

ICM-9 (2017)

GRUAN Site Report for La Réunion - Stephanie Evan

Updates on balloon/lidar activities in La Réunion - Stephanie Evan

ICM-8 (2016)

GRUAN Station Report for La Reunion - Stephanie Evan

Balloon soundings and the MORGANE campaign at Réunion - Stephanie Evan

ICM-7 (2015)

Lagrangian modeling for Reunion and other activities at la Reunion - Stephanie Evan