Integrated Use Of Remote Sensing And Lidar Techniques For The Study Of Air Pollution And The Optical Properties Of The Atmosphere In Cyprus
Atmospheric aerosols consist one of the major source of uncertainty in climate change modelling, responsible for direct, by scattering and absorbing the solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirect radiative forcing, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei. The main objective of this proposal is the development of a new integrated algorithm/tool for continuously monitoring the levels of particulate air pollution and for the retrieval of various atmospheric parameters. These parameters will be used for the atmospheric correction of satellite imagery, but also can be used for operational purposes (e.g. monitoring of the movement of large aerosol loads affecting aviation, human health, climate, monitoring the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to estimate the accumulation of air pollution, etc.).
- CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (Coordinator: D.G.Hadjimitsis)
- NATIONAL AND KAPODISRTIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
- NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
- NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
- CYPRUS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICΕ