Field Experiment

POLIMOS Campaign: Krakow SMOG 2022

Project leader:
mgr Emeka Ugboma
Funding institution:
European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC)
Realization period:
Jan. 10, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2022
mgr Emeka Ugboma Project leader
dr hab. Iwona S. Stachlewska Coordinator on the University of Warsaw
mgr Łucja Janicka Participant

A measurement campaign to conduct smog measurements as part of one of the POLIMOS campaigns funded by the European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC) is taking place in Krakow from 10-31 January 2022.

As part of the campaign, a mobile lidar EMORAL has been installed near the research station on the roof of the building of the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (www.agh.edu.pl). The AGH team is coordinated by Jarosław Nęcki, while Mirosław Zimnoch, Jakub Bartyzel, Łukasz Chmura are responsible for the measurements of air quality and meteorological parameters. AGH team participating in the drone campaign Michał Kud, Mirosław Zimnoch, Jarosław Nęcki, Radosław Szostak, Jakub Bartyzel, Alina Jasek-Kamińska, Alicja Skiba, and Paweł Jagoda.

The lidar measurements are carried out as part of the research activities of the RS-Lab Remote Measurements Laboratory team led by Iwona Stachlewska from the Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw. The campaign coordinator on the part of the UW is Emeka Ugboma, and Iwona Stachlewska, Łucja Janicka, and Rafał Fortuna participate in the campaign. Participating in the research are FUW MSc students Afwan Hafiz, Maciej Karasewicz, Prakash Mishra and WGiSR student Zuzanna Rykowska as part of the Team Student Projects Initiative - Faculty of Physics UW (google.com) 

Lidar measurements provide data on the vertical distribution of pollution and are carried out quasi-continuously by trained operators in the EMORAL mobile lidar. The Vaisala WXT520 automatic meteorological station on the roof of the AGH building in the direct vicinity of the EMORAL lidar allows for real-time observation of meteorological conditions accompanying the measurements (current measurement data from the station are available at http://meteo.ftj.agh.edu.pl/).