Field campaigns

Cluj 2010 - The campaign was organized in Cluj Napoca by National Institute for Optoelectronics INOE2000 together with Babes Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Politechnica University of Timisoara, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi and European research partners, Raymetrics and Meteorological Institute of Munchen University. The  lidar measurements campaign took place  between 17th and 23rd of October, 2010. Main goal of the campaign was to make a direct comparison of atmospheric measurements made with different lidar systems and to validate all channels, having measurements with acceptable deviations. Although lidar systems work under the same conditions, they cannot be directly compared due to construction differences. In most cases, these systems are internal project developments. For this reason, it is reasonable and necessary to make reference measurements.

Rovinari 2010 - This campaign took place from 1 to 14 of September 2010 and have been organized  in Rovinari, an extremely polluted area in South-East Romania. This campaign was focused on measuring and calibration techniques using several instruments like LIDAR, IR and UV CAM, monitor equipments to analyzing  Ozone (O3), Carbon monoxide (CO), Lead (Pb), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Sulfur dioxide (SO2), NOX, THC, CO2. We organized special session for experimental data interpretations; errors retrieval and best practices. At this campaign was presented the IR and UV cameras developed by one of our partners - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, cameras that can be used in monitoring of SO2 pollution.

EARLI09 -  EArlinet  Reference LIdars campaign 2009 - EARLI09 campaign was organized by Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research from May 4 to May 29, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany. Main goal of EARLI09 campaign was the direct comparison of atmospheric measurements made with different Lidar systems and to validate all channels having measurements with acceptable deviations. The Lidar systems are not directly comparable because, even if they work the same way, they have different construction. Therefore it is reasonable and necessary to make reference measurements, including direct comparisons of the different observation systems.

Preila 2008 - The measurement campaign started on September 15, 2008 on Preila, Lithuania. The Eye Safe Mini Lidar was installed and tested on September 15th and were made measurements on 16, 23, 24, 25 of September. This lidar system is an active laser remote sensing instrument, which measures the vertical profile of suspended aerosols. Due to the high spatial and temporal resolution, this system is a powerful tool for monitoring the evolution of several meteorological and atmospheric parameters.

Timisoara 2008 - This campaign was organized near Timisoara airport. This was considered a  polluted area being the opposite of Surlari which has a clean atmosphere. These locations were chosen so that could be compared. The instrumentation used was both classical and optical, to be able to make valid comparisons and to prove the accuracy of the non-standard methods.

Constanta 2008 - On july 2008 was organized a campaign together with the workshop "Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere: from laboratory experiments to field campaign". During the campaign were made some measurements of PM 10 and PM 2.5 concentrations and gaseous pollutants like NO, NO2, NOx, SO, SO2, CO, O3. The novelty for this summer school was the using for the first time in Rmania of the lidar system that has several wavelengths detection (Raman Lidar System-Rali).

Surlari 2008 - This field campaign took place between 5-11 May 2008. During this field campaign we have been assessing air quality using conventional analyzers, LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), DOAS and NDIR aiming to determine the correlations between their measurements techniques. Also have been used manual and automated methods for sampling. Some samples have been chemically analyzed in the laboratories to determine concentrations. For further analysis and comparisons we have considered 30 minutes-concentrations of NO, NO2, NOX, CO, CH4 , NMHC, HCT, PMs –data from automated methods and meteorological parameters.

Black Sea 2007 - In the framework of this campaign were made profiles of LIDAR measurements and also bathymetry measurements for the Northwest area of the Black Sea until the right locality Eforie Sud. Additionally were collected fluorescence and bathymetry samples for analysis of biological and physical locations that are located on LIDAR profiles.

Danube Delta 2006 - In this campaign was installed and tested the fluorescence Lidar system on board of a water vessel to make researches up to the maximum water depth of 25 m. In the framework of the campaign on the Danube were made laser-induced fluorescence measurements on Sfantu Gheorghe arm in Murighiol – Mahmudia – Dunavat - channel Perivolovca. In complementarity was used and the Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP) to determine the speed of the water distribution.