Surface in-situ instrumentation

PI Nikos Mihalopoulos
Participant University of Crete
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Ground level measurements of gaseous pollutants (O3, NOx, and CO), various aerosol particle parameters (PM10 mass, mass and number size distributions, optical properties, chemical composition measurements), as well as meteorological parameters (temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction), will be performed at the surface.

Concentrations of O3, CO and NOx, will be monitored with commercial gas analyzers (Thermoelectron). Size distribution measurements of aerosol particles will be measured with a Scanning Mobility Particles Sizer (SMPS) and a 11-stages cascade impactor, whereas the scattering and absorption coefficients of the aerosol particles will be determined by commercial Nephelometer and Particle Soot Absorption Photometer (PSAP). Additionally, measurements of high resolution aerosol chemical composition using PILS (for the main ions and cations) and EC/OC using a sunset instrument will be performed.

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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.