First iAREA Polar Campaign, 26 March-30 Aril 2014


UW: J. Lisok, M. Chiliński

IOPAN: T. Petelski, P. Makuch

ARR: M Gausa

Location: Ny-Alesund, Longyearbyen

Equipment: PAX532, PAX870, Aethalometers AE-31, TSI Nephelometer, Aurora Nepheloemter, MICROTOPS, CHM15K Ceilometer, AE-51, Micro Nephelometer


Second iAREA Polar Campaign, 28 March-5 May 2015


UW:  K. Markowicz, I. Stachlewska

IOPAN: A. Rozwadowska, P. Makuch, D. Gutowska

Location: Ny-Alesund

Equipment: PAX532, PAX870, Aethalometers AE-31, TSI Nephelometer, MICROTOPS, AE-51, Mini PMS HendiLanz, LAS, NARL'a, CRDS


Third iAREA Polar Campaign, 2 Aril-3 May  2016


UW:  J. Lisok

IOPAN: P. Makuch

Location: Ny-Alesund

Equipment: Aethalometers AE-31, TSI Nephelometer, MICROTOPS, AE-51, Mini PMS HendiLanz, OPC-N2,


Objectives of campaigns:

 - to develop new methods to retrieve aerosol single scattering properties in the Arctic from ground-base remote sensing measurements and in-situ observations onboard tethered balloon. The synergy of data obtained from in-situ and remote sensing instruments will improve the techniques to measure and retrieve aerosol optical properties, particularly absorbing properties by reduction of uncertainty of retrieved quantities

- to determine the vertical structure of the Arctic haze, especially vertical profiles of single-scattering properties as well as contribution of absorbing AOD in the Arctic haze layer to the entire column

- to determine the impact of vertical profile of absorbing properties and relative humidity on RF and to determine the effect of simplification in parameterization of vertical variability of aerosol optical properties on RF results

- to find horizontal inhomogenity in the AOD and surface aerosol optical properties (observation/ model

- to test a new type of nephelometer development be ARR

- to validate results from the GEM-AQ models in the Arctic region


Summer campaigns

During 2014, 2015 and 2015 summer cruses of r/v Ocean ship to Arctic the aerosol microphysical and optical properties were measured onboard and in the Hornsund station.