IMK MIPAS data are used within numerous SPARC related initiatives
The HEPPA initiative will now be merged with the SPARC SOLARIS (Solar Influence for SPARC) activity (see SPARC newsletter no. 36, page 1ff).
Beyond HEPPA, data produced with the IMK-IAA MIPAS processor are used within the framework of the SPARC Data Initiative (SDI) where climatologies of various trace gases will be produced (see SPARC newsletter no. 36, page 22ff).
As part of the SPARC-related project 'Stratospheric Change and its role for climate prediction (SHARP)', MIPAS data are used to assess water vapour changes as well as changes of the Brewer Dobson circulation (see SPARC newsletter no. 36, page 32ff).
The use of MIPAS data within the SPARC activity CCMVal has been presented in February 2011.