Atmosphere Optics, Spectroscopy and Lasers Laboratory  LOA-SL

2015

AROMAT campaign (Airborne ROmanian Measurements of Aerosols and Trace gases)

The AROMAT campaign (Airborne ROmanian Measurements of Aerosols and Trace gases) was held in Romania in August 2015. The AROMAT campaign is supported by ESA in the framework of the Copernicus Earth observation programme. The AROMAT activities were coordinated by BIRA and included eight other research institutions from Romania (University of Galati, INOE, and INCAS), Germany (Universities of Bremen, Berlin, and MPIC) the Netherlands (KNMI), and Norway (NILU). The objectives of the AROMAT campaign are (1) to test recently developed airborne observation systems dedicated to air quality satellite validation studies such as the AirMap, the NO2 sonde, and SWING (Small Whiskbroom Imager for trace gases monitoriNG), and (2) to prepare the validation programme of the future Atmospheric Sentinels, starting with S5P to be launched in early summer 2016. Ground-based measurements (Lidar, in-situ and DOAS) were performed in and around Turceni using the Mobile laboratories of INOE. The Cessna flew from Bucharest to detect the exhaust plume of the plant in coincidence with the Mobile-DOAS. The SWING was operated over Turceni onboard the Cessna, together with AirMap and a SO2 camera. On the ground, 4 SO2 camera systems from NILU and INOE were spread around the plant.

The instruments used in this campaign were:

  • An aerorol particle sizer, a nephelometer, a PICARRO, and two NO2 in-situ sensors (a BIRA CAPS and the KNMI sonde) onboard the INCAS BN-2  
  • Three Mobile DOAS systems (MPIC, Uni. Galati, BIRA)
  • Two MPIC Max-DOAS systems mounted on the MPIC van
  • The ULMDOAS system
  • The AirMAP (Uni. Bremen), SWING (BIRA), SO2 camera (BIRA)
  • The NILU and INOE SO2 cameras (UV and IR)
  • The INOE mobile lab 
  • The ALTIUS bread board

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LORELAY Campaign Measurements:

Laser Optical REmote-sensing of atmospheric LAYers/

Its aim was to investigate the measurements planetary boundary layer (SLP) using laser remote sensing methods and through other complementary methods. Planetary boundary layer is the lowermost troposphere of great practical importance because we find mostly water vapor and aerosols; here, there are significant changes in weather and temperature issues.

In this campaign has made a comparative study of SLP forecast limited area Alaro model  of the National Meteorological Administration, the SLP determined from LIDAR systems and IR imaging. During this monitoring period, were analyzed and interpreted meteorological data to validate the results.

 



 2011

Campaign field measurements upon the Cacica region

Results



  • Mihai Nicolae Danila, Florin Unga, Marius Mihai Cazacu, Adrian Timofte, Mitachi Strat, Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, LIDAR measurements comparision of two volcanic eruptions: environmental influences upon the Romanian territory, Physics Conference TIM – 11, 24 - 27 November 2011, Timisoara, Romania (oral presention); 
  • Ioan-Sorin Stratulat, Marius-Mihai Cazacu, Adrian Timofte, Dan-Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, Meteo-climatic factors influence upon Cacica salt-mines, Suceava county-natural climatic areal for medical rehabilitation treatment, 5th Workshop on Optoelectronic Techniques for Environmental Monitoring – OTEM 2011, 28-30 September 2011, București, Romania, (oral presention); 
  • Florin Unga, Mihai Nicolae Danila, Adrian Timofte, Marius Mihai Cazacu, Ioan Sorin Stratulat, Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, PM10- dust particle measurements over the Cacica area: environmental model and experimental approach discussions, Physics Conference TIM – 11, 24 - 27 November 2011, Timisoara, Romania, (poster presention); 
  • Ioan-Sorin Stratulat, Adrian Timofte, Marius-Mihai Cazacu, Dan-Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, Cacica salt-mines, Suceava county: meteorological factors and balneary-climatic potential studies, 5th Workshop on Optoelectronic Techniques for Environmental Monitoring – OTEM 2011, 28-30 September 2011, București, Romania, (poster presention); 
  • Mihail Nicolae Dănilă, Florin Unga, Marius Mihai Cazacu, Adrian Timofte, Mitachi Strat, Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, Micro size influence airborne particles on health and environmental pollution. Diagnostic tools and atmosphere models, Fundamental and Applied Research in Physics – 29.10.2011, Iaşi

  • Florin Unga, Mihail Nicolae Danila, Marius Mihai Cazacu, Adrian Timofte, Mitachi Strat, Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, Remote Sensing Methods to Investigate tropospheric aerosols, Fundamental and Applied Research in Physics – 29.10.2011, Iasi 

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2010-2011

Measurement campaign at Astronomical Observatory-Iasi, Faculty of Mathematics

 

Results

  • A. Timofte, M.M. Cazacu, R. Radulescu, C. Talianu, D. Dimitriu, S. Gurlui – Romanian LIDAR investigation of the EYJAFJALLAJOKULL volcanic ash,  Environmental Engineering and Management Journal Vol 10, Nr. 1, 91-97; 2011;  
  • M.M. Cazacu, A. Timofte, I. Balin, D. Dimitriu, S. Gurlui, Complementary atmospheric urban pollution studies in the north-east region of Romania, Iasi county,  Environmental Engineering and Management Journal Vol 10, Nr. 1, 139-145, 2011;  
  • Mihai Nicolae Danila, Florin Unga, Marius Mihai Cazacu, Adrian Timofte, Mitachi Strat, Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, LIDAR measurements comparision of two volcanic eruptions: environmental influences upon the Romanian territory, Physics Conference TIM – 11, 24 - 27 November 2011, Timisoara, Romania (oral presention); 
  • Marius-Mihai Cazacu, Constantin Timofte, Sisteme moderne de sondare si monitorizare a atmosferei terestre. sistemul LIDAR, Simpozionul International: “Universul Științelor” – Ed. a II-a – 2011, 10 September 2011 Iași, Romania, (oral presention); 
  • Marius Mihai Cazacu, Adrian Timofte, Camelia Talianu, Doina Nicolae, Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu, Silviu Gurlui, Iasi County: Atmospheric volcanic ash cloud investigations. Modeling-forecast and experimental environmental approach, 5th Workshop on Optoelectronic Techniques for Environmental Monitoring – OTEM 2011, 28-30 September 2011, București, Romania, (poster presention); 

 

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Cluj- RADO meeting and measurements campaign. Workshop on Optoelectronic Techniques for EnvironmentalMonitoring – OTEM 2010

 OTEM2010

 Results

  • A. Timofte, M. M. Cazacu, R. Radulescu, C. Talianu, D. Dimitriu, S. Gurlui – First Romanian LIDAR investigation of the EYJAFJALLAJOKULL volcanic ash (oral talk); 
  • C. Nisulescu, D. Calinoiu, A. Timofte, A. Boscornea, C. Talianu – Diurnal variation of particulate matter in the proximity of Rovinari fossil-fuel power plant (oral talk); 
  • M. M. Cazacu, A. Timofte, D. Dimitriu, S. Gurlui – Experimental validation of MAP 3D environmental data in NE region of Romania – Iasi area (poster); 

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Training at Norwegian Institute for Air Research - 2010 upon the following research field:

  • Passive Remote Sensing in the Infrared  
  • UV Remote Sensing 
  • CyClops – IR Imaging Camera 

 

 

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RADO Meeting Iasi, 2010

Results

Improving the project infrastructure, network and webserver develloping, perspectives of the national environment network. Future national and international projects

 

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2009

RADO Meeting Timisoara

Results

Improving the project infrastructure, perspectives of the current national environment network

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 Measurement field Campaign ROVINARI

 

IR and UV camera training and results

ROVINARI-OTEM2010

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