Environmental Observations Department
The Environmental Observations area is structured into two units:
The Environmental Observations department will characterise atmospheric composition through long-term observations at remote sites across Cyprus and the EMME region combining ground-based (in-situ and remote sensing) observations with vertical in-situ profiling (UAVs) and satellite-based measurements. These observations will offer a comprehensive description of the atmospheric composition (GHGs, reactive gases precursors, aerosols, clouds) at the Cyprus Atmospheric Observatory, far from local emissions and representative of the regional (EMME) atmospheric environment. Long-term observations will be complemented by intensive field studies to be performed in the EMME region on specific emission factors and source profiles for source apportionment studies and emission inventory validation. Atmospheric processes specific to the EMME region (such as the impact of air pollution on desert dust) will be characterised experimentally under controlled atmosphere (laboratory experiments) and in real-world conditions.