Research project

Wyznaczanie własności optycznych aerozoli na podstawie synergii pomiarów teledetekcyjnych.

Project leader:
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Markowicz
Funding institution:
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Realization period:
March 17, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2013
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Markowicz Project leader
dr Olga Zawadzka-Mańko Principal investigator
Michał Chiliński Investigator
dr inż. Wojciech Kumala Investigator
dr hab. Iwona S. Stachlewska Investigator

The aim of the project is to use modern measurement techniques, methods of theoretical analysis and computer simulations to develop inversion methods for the study of atmospheric aerosols. The proposed research topic is a continuation and extension of studies on the optical properties of aerosol and its impact on the European climate, carried out in recent years by the Institute of Geophysics, University of Warsaw (IGF UW). Within the framework of the Project research was conducted on the combination of remote sensing measurements made from the ground surface and from the orbits of geophysical satellites. The main assumption was to use a new SEVIRI satellite detector placed on the geostationary orbit in order to determine the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols. So far, such measurements have been conducted mainly from low polar orbits, which limited the time resolution of the measurements to about 24h. In the case of SEVIRI detectors located on the MSG2 and MSG3 satellites, this period is only 15 min.