University of Crete


The sampling station is situated at Finokalia (35.338°N, 25.670°E) on the north coast of Crete, Greece. The nearest large urban centre is Heraklion with 150.000 inhabitants located 70 km west of Finokalia. The station is located at the top of a hilly elevation (250 m asl) facing the sea within a sector 270° to 90°. The nearest village with 10 inhabitants is at 3 km to the south of the station. No significant human activities occut at a distance shorter than 15km within the above mentioned sector.

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Contributing instruments

Instrument PI
Surface in-situ instrumentation Nikos Mihalopoulos

Recent activity

Uploaded data
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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.