Active remote sensing laboratory

The Active Remote Sensing laboratory includes five lidar systems (multi-wavelength Raman, eye-safe scanning mobile UV mini-lidar, ozone, fluorescence) and a sodar. These instruments provide profiles of aerosol, ozone and organic matter, optical parameters and wind speed and direction. Optical...

Passive remote sensing laboratory

Passive Remote sensing laboratory includes experimental IR & UV cameras for SO2 concentration, an 8-channels sunphotometer, microwave radiometer and real time satellite images through Eumetcast. Profiles of temperature and humidity are correlated with lidars data, as well as AERONET...

In situ analysis laboratory

In situ analysis laboratory includes an aerosol mass spectrometer, optical and gravimetric particle counters, a particle size spectrometer, a three color integrating nephelometer, 33-gaseous compounds differential optical absorption spectroscopy system and point monitors for O3, SO2, NOx and HC...

Complementary laboratory

Complementary laboratory includes two meteorological stations for temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and wind direction. Measured data are compared with forecasted data, by use of the regional model MAP3D, to investigate the contribution of distributed pollution sources to the...

EUMETCAST

EUMETCast is a multi-service dissemination system based on standard Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology.  It uses commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites to multicast files (data and products) to a wide user community.  Provides real time satellite imagery with 12...

Satellite imagery

Satellite remote sensing represents an important investigation tool of various parameters of the environment Is based on building spectral databases, global large datasets, refining validation, calibration procedures in multi-source, multi-temporal environment. The accelerating impact of the...

Fluorescence Lidar - FLUORES

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Our fluorescence Lidar (FLUORES) is designed to detect measure and map natural Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM), oil pollution and photosynthetic algae in water. It is optimized for operation from onboard a ship, stationary platform or from a moving vehicle. The dedicated software of FLUORES can...

Aerosol Mass Spectrometer

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The AMS combines mass spectrometric detection with particle time-of-flight in order to investigate the concentration, chemical composition and fine aerodynamic dimensions of aerosols. It is able to perform continuous monitoring of a complete mass spectrum, providing real-time size resolved...

Aerodynamic Particle Sizer Spectrometer

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The Aerodynamic Particle Sizer Spectrometer is a high performance instrument providing measurements on aerodynamic diameter of aerosols and relative light scattering intensity. The instrument provides the diameter of particles using time-of-flight technique on 0.5-20 μm particles, measured in an...

Gas analyzers

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The ambient monitors measure gas concentrations using classical methods such as the cross-flow modulated semi decompression chemoluminiscence method (for NOx monitor), UV fluorescence (SO2 monitor), non-dispersion cross modulation infrared analysis method (CO monitor), ultraviolet absorption...

Integrating Nephelometer

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The Integrating Nephelometer provides long-term monitoring of air quality in ground-based and airborne studies. It continuously monitors the light scattering coefficient of airborne particles.

The nephelometer is an instrument that measures aerosol light scattering. It detects scattering...

DustTrak Aerosol Monitor

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The DustTrak Aerosol Monitor is a portable laser photometer which provides real time digital read-out of particle concentration with the aid of an incorporated data logger.

The DustTrak provides a real-time measurement based on 90 degrees light scattering. A pump draws the sample aerosol...

Regional air pollution forecast model - MAP3D

Map3D is an information system for following air pollution episode and forecast in order to improve the regional air quality understanding and management. This tool is a permanent modeling system that provides daily forecast of the local meteorology and the air pollutant (gases and particles)...

Weather station

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The WeatherMaster 2000 instrument consists of six integrated electronic weather sensors, an internal data logger, a solar panel, 2 meter powder-coated stand, automatic evaporation calculation and EasiAccess database and reporting software. The incorporated sensors record the measured parameters...

Mobile Laboratory

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Water and Environmental surveys frequently require the analysis to be carried out in remote areas. The use of a well equipped mobile laboratory is often the ideal solution for the job. More and more they are becoming widely used, especially in developing countries, where accurate results are...

LIF laboratory

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Laser induced fluorescence based techniques are largely non-destructive investigation methods, appropriate for laboratory or in-situ analysis of type / composition / degradation / purity of solid, liquid and even gaseous samples. Fluorescence signal analysis provides precise identification of...

UV camera

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The Ultra-violet imaging camera is a scientific instrument for use in identifying and measuring polluting gases in the troposphere.  The camera consists of a highly sensitive CCD array (1344 x 1024 pixels). The ultra-violet region of the electromagnetic spectrum can be exploited to measure...

UV depolarization eye-safe lidar - MILI

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The UV depolarization eye-safe Lidar system detects Mie/Rayleigh backscattering from atmospheric molecules and aerosol particles.

The laser emission wavelength is UV 355 nm (20mJ) and the detection channels are 355 cross and 355 parallel. The laser pulse duration is 3-6 ns (at 1064 nm),...

Multiwavelength Raman lidar - RALI

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The Multiwavelength Raman Lidar detects the Raman backscattering radiation from atmospheric water vapor, nitrogen, and Mie / Rayleigh backscattering radiation from atmospheric molecules and aerosol particles.

The laser emission wavelengths are 1064 nm (90mJ), 532 nm (50mJ) and 355 nm (60mJ) and...

IR-VIS aerosol lidar - LISA

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The IR-VIS aerosol lidar detects the Mie / Rayleigh backscattering radiation from atmospheric molecules and aerosol particles.

The laser emission wavelengths are 1064 nm (up to 100mJ) and 532 nm (up to 50mJ) and the detection channels are 1064 and 532 nm. The laser pulse duration is 10-12 ns...

SODAR

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The Sodar (sonic detection and ranging) system is used to remotely measure the vertical turbulence structure and the wind profile of the lower layer of the atmosphere.

The Sodar system operates by emitting an acoustic pulse and receiving back the signal. Both the intensity and the Doppler...

DOAS

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The Differential Optical Absorbtion Spectroscopy (DOAS) technique is based on the phenomena of selective absorption of electromagnetic waves from gases. At interaction between radiation and atmospheric components, the UV-VIS molecular absorption is the main process for DOAS technique.

The DOAS...

Microwave Radiometer Profiler - MIKE

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The instrument uses the microwave passive remote sensing in UV to retrieve atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles.

The Radiometer is a stand-alone system for automated weather-station use under nearly all environmental conditions. Full atmospheric profiles are derived, retrieved data, as...

Automatic sun tracking photometer

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The CE 318 automatic sun tracking photometer measures sun and sky radiance in order to derive total column water vapor, ozone and aerosols properties using a combination of spectral filters and azimuth/zenith viewing controlled by a microprocessor.

The sun photometer is composed of an optical...