ACTRIS JRA1 campaign
Studying smog over the Athens metropolitan area

The campaign

The Athens smog ACTRIS JRA1 campaign focuses on the alterations of the man-made aerosol pollution in the urban environment of Athens due to economic crisis, concentrating on the "smog" phenomenon caused by wood-burning for heating purposes. Specifically, aerosol characterization will be established by ground-based active/passive remote sensing techniques, surface in-situ measurements and airborne Unmaned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) observations.

The campaign will take place from 15th of December 2015 until 29th of February 2016 at the Thiseion site, Athens, Greece.

The site

The campaign site is the NOA aerosol and gases station at Thiseion, at the center of Athens (37.987°N, 23.775°E, 130 asl), an ideal location for monitoring urban pollution and the smog phenomenon. The station is equipped with surface in-situ instruments and ground-based remote sensing instruments, while additional sensors on UAVs will provide airborne in-situ measurements during the campaign.

Recent activity

Uploaded data

The campaign is organized and funded through the ACTRIS, the European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases.