A range of remote sensing instrumentation will be mobilized for CHARADMExp campaign and added to the existing in-situ instrumentation that operates at Finokalia station; in addition, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will perform measurements at selected altitudes over the measurement site. The campaign will also be supported by the output of atmospheric models operating at the National Observatory of Athens.

Ground-based instruments

Instrument Institute PI Operator Image
PollyXT lidar TROPOS Ulla Wandinger Ronny Engelmann PollyXT lidar thumbnail
EMORAL mobile lidar NOA Vassilis Amiridis Panos Kokkalis EMORAL mobile lidar thumbnail
HALO wind lidar FMI Mika Komppula Ville Vakkari, Alexandra Tsekeri HALO wind lidar thumbnail
Microwave Radiometer TROPOS Ulla Wandinger Ronny Engelmann Microwave Radiometer thumbnail
Surface in-situ instrumentation UoC Nikos Mihalopoulos Giorgos Kouvarakis, Nikos Kalivitis, Iason Stavroulas Surface in-situ instrumentation thumbnail
UAV Cyprus Institute Mihalis Vrekoussis Christos Keleshis, Stelios Ioannou, Marios Argyrides, Apostolos Apostolou, Mihalis Vrekoussis UAV thumbnail
CIMEL sunphotometer NOA Vassilis Amiridis Panos Raptis CIMEL sunphotometer thumbnail
Microtops II aerosol and water vapor sun-photometer NOA Stelios Kazadzis Myrto Gratsea, Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou Microtops II aerosol and water vapor sun-photometer thumbnail
UV-MFR radiometer NOA Stelios Kazadzis Panos Raptis UV-MFR radiometer thumbnail
PSR sunphotometer NOA, PMOD Julian Groebner, Stelios Kazadzis Natalia Kouremeti, Panos Raptis, P. Kosmopoulos PSR sunphotometer thumbnail
CCN instrument GT Athanasios Nenes Katerina Bougiatioti CCN instrument thumbnail

Satellite data

Satellite Institute PI
MSG-SEVIRI dust product UKMO Yaswant Pradhan
MISR NOA Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou
MODIS NOA Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou
CALIPSO NOA Fragkiski Ioanna Sofiou

Ancillary information

Ancillary information Institute PI
Weather Research and Forecasting - WRF NOA Stavros Solomos, Haris Kontoes
FLEXPART NOA Stavros Solomos, Haris Kontoes
MSG-SEVIRI fire detection and FLEXPART smoke dispersion NOA Stavros Solomos, Haris Kontoes
NMMB/BSC-Dust Forecast BSC Jose Maria Baldasano
WRF-ARW BSC Robert Banks, Jose Maria Baldasano

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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.