CHARADMExp campaign
Characterization of Aerosol mixtures of Dust And Marine origin

The campaign

The CHARADMExp campaign aims to derive optical, microphysical and chemical properties of marine component and its mixture with dust, employing sophisticated instrumentation installed on an appropriate site. Specifically, aerosol characterization will be established by ground-based active/passive remote sensing techniques, surface in-situ measurements and airborne UAV observations.

The campaign will take place from 20th of June until 10th of July 2014 at the Finokalia site, Creta, Greece.

The site

The  site for the campaign is the monitoring station of Finokalia, Greece where only marine and dust particles are present 95% of the time (smoke can be advected as well during the August-September forest fire period). Finokalia station is located at a remote coastal site in the northeast of the island Crete, Greece, in the Eastern Mediterranean (35.338°N, 25.670°E, 252 asl). The station is located at the top of a hilly elevation (150m above sea level), facing the sea within a sector of 270° to 90°. No touristic or other human activities can be found at a distance shorter than 20 km within the aforementioned sector. In-situ measurements are performed in Finokalia continuously for the last 20 years.

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CHARADMexp campaign is funded by the European Space Agency.

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CHARADMexp is supported by the BEYOND Centre of Excellence, in the frame of the satellite cal/val activities performed by the Centre. LIVAS climatology as well as the smoke dispersion and dust services provided by BEYOND will be validated through the CHARADMexp campaign.

ACTRIS provides support to CHARADMexp participants by offering access to the Finokalia research facilities through the Transnational Access activity of the Network.