Research & Development Project

Technical assistance for Polish Radar and Lidar Mobile Observation System (POLIMOS)

Project leader:
dr hab. Iwona S. Stachlewska
Funding institution:
European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC)
Realization period:
April 10, 2017 - March 31, 2023
dr hab. Iwona S. Stachlewska Project leader
mgr Afwan Hafiz Principal investigator
dr hab. Krzysztof Markowicz Task leader
mgr Patryk Poczta Task leader
dr Olga Zawadzka-Mańko Task leader
Michał Chiliński Co-investigator
mgr Łucja Janicka Investigator
mgr Maciej Karasewicz Investigator
dr inż. Wojciech Kumala Co-investigator
mgr Fatima Mirza Montoro Investigator
dr Pablo Ortiz Amezcua Co-investigator
dr Dominika Szczepanik Investigator
mgr Emeka Ugboma Co-investigator
dr Dongxiang Wang Investigator

"Technical assistance for Polish Radar and Lidar Mobile Observation System POLIMOS" project, funded by ESA-ESTEC and coordinated by the University of Warsaw, takes up the difficult interdisciplinary topic of assessing the impact of atmospheric optical properties on the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. The IOP period is assigned for March to November 2018 at the PULS PolWET wetland site in the vicinity of Rzecin in Poland. Characterization of the atmospheric composition will come from a combination of the remote and in-situ instrumentation based on ground-based, airborne, and satellite platforms. The mobility of the EMORAL lidar will allow for performing also short 2-4 weeks campaigns at other locations of the PolandAOD network, e.g. at the RS-Lab and RT-Lab in Warsaw or the SolarAOT site at Strzyżów in the Eastern Carpathian Range.

The crucial instruments are the ESA Mobile Raman Lidar EMORAL, the LATMOS BASTA 95GHz Doppler cloud-radar, the Eddy Covariance 4.5m-high measurement tower, the CIMEL photometer, the static chamber sites for CO2, CH4 and H2O fluxes measurements, the extensive meteorological monitoring sensors (radiation, temperature, relative humidity, precipitation etc.), the WETMAN climate manipulation sites, as well as the drone/ballon in-situ aerosol profiling within the boundary layer. A feasibility study on the validation of selected ESA missions, assessed based on the collected data assets (e.g. ADM-Aeolus, EarthCARE, Sentinels) will be done.

The project leader is Iwona Stachlewska and the task leaders are Patryk Poczta, Olga Zawadzka-Mańko and Krzysztof Markowicz. Investigators and co-investigators of the project are Dominika Szczepanik, Dongxiang Wang, Łucja Janicka, Fatima Mirza Montoro, Wojciech Kumala, Pablo Ortiz Amezcua, Emeka Ugboma and Michał Chiliński.