Remote Sensing Laboratory

Remote Sensing Laboratory
Organization unit: IGF, ZFA
Status: available
Localisation: ul. Pasteura 5,
Manager Iwona S. Stachlewska
Serviceman Wojciech Kumala

The Remote Sensing Laboratory (RS-Lab) was created to perform remote quasi-continuous measurements of optical and microphysical properties of atmospheric aerosols and clouds. RS-Lab is equipped with several lidar systems. The stationary far-range lidar (PollyNeXT), the near-range lidar (NARLa), the mobile lidar (Raymetrics), as well as the cloud radar (BASTA) and the sun-photometer (CIMEL). The remote sensing instruments are located at the ground in close vicinity of the Faculty of Physics building (2 stationary lidars), on the measurement platform on the roof of the building (sun-photometer), and in the research-van where one of the lidars is permanently installed. At the moment, some of the RS-Lab instruments (mobile lidar and cloud radar) are temporarily installed at the PolWET station of the Poznan University of Life Sciences for the purposes of the long-term POLIMOS campaign (March-October 2018). The measurements carried out at RS-Lab are used for scientific research conducted within the EARLINET/ACTRIS, PollyNET, AERONET and PolandAOD networks. Research currently carried out as a part of RS-Lab activities is financed primarily from the POLIMOS and the SAMIRA projects of the European Space Agency. The research is carried out in close cooperation with TROPOS (Germany), LATMOS (France), INOE (Romania), and NOA (Greece).

Lidar Grup:

Olga Zawadzka, Lucja Janicka, Dominika Szczepanik, Dongxiang Wang, Patryk Poczta, Kamila Harenda, Mateusz Samson, Eleni Tetoni, Karolina Borek.


  1. Stachlewska, I.S.; Samson, M.; Zawadzka, O.; Harenda, K.M.; Janicka, L.; Poczta, P.; Szczepanik, D.; Heese, B.; Wang, D.; Borek, K.; Tetoni, E.; Proestakis, E.; Siomos, N.; Nemuc, A.; Chojnicki, B.H.; Markowicz, K.M.; Pietruczuk, A.; Szkop, A.; Althausen, D.; Stebel, K.; Schuettemeyer, D.; Zehner, C., 2018, Modification of Local Urban Aerosol Properties by Long-Range Transport of Biomass Burning Aerosol, Remote Sensing, vol. 10(3), pp. art. 412, 10.3390/rs10030412
  2. Stachlewska I.S., Zawadzka O., and Engelmann R., 2017, Effect of Heat Wave Conditions on Aerosol Optical Properties Derived from Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing over Poland, Remote Sensing, vol. 9 (11), pp. art. 1199, 10.3390/rs9111199
  3. Stachlewska I.S., Costa-Suros M., Althausen D., 2017, Raman lidar water vapor profiling over Warsaw, Poland, Atmospheric Research, vol. 194, pp. 258-267, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.05.004
  4. Ortiz-Amezcua P., Guerrero-Rascado L.L., Granados-Muñoz M.J., Benavent-Oltra J.A., Böckmann Ch., Samaras S., Stachlewska I.S., Janicka L., Baars H., Bohlmann S., Alados-Arboledas L., 2017, Microphysical characterization of long-range transported biomass burning particles from North America at three EARLINET stations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 17, pp. 5931-5946, 10.5194/acp-17-5931-2017
  5. Janicka L., Stachlewska I.S., Veselovskii I., Baars H., 2017, Temporal variations in optical and microphysical properties of mineral dust and biomass burning aerosol derived from daytime Raman lidar observations over Warsaw, Poland, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 169, pp. 162-174, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.09.022
  6. Baars H., Kanitz T., Engelmann R., Althausen D., Heese B., Komppula M., Preißler J., Tesche M., Ansmann A., Wandinger U., Lim J.-H., Young Ahn J., Stachlewska I.S., Amiridis V., Marinou E., et al. (45 authors), 2016, An overview of the first decade of PollyNET: an emerging network of automated Raman-polarization lidars for continuous aerosol profiling, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics., vol. 16, pp. 5111-5137, 10.5194/acp-16-5111-2016
  7. Engelmann, R., Kanitz, T., Baars, H., Heese, B., Althausen, D., Skupin, A., Wandinger, U., Komppula, M., Stachlewska, I. S., Amiridis, V., Marinou, E., Mattis, I., Linné, H., Ansmann, A., 2016, The automated multiwavelength Raman polarization and water-vapor lidar PollyXT: the neXT generation, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 9, pp. 1767-1784, doi:10.5194/amt-9-1767-2016
  8. Markowicz K.M., Chilinski M.T., Lisok J., Zawadzka O., Stachlewska I.S., Janicka L., Rozwadowska A., Makuch P., Pakszys P., Zielinski T., Petelski T., Posyniak M., Pietruczuk A., Szkop A., Westphal D.L., 2016, Study of aerosol optical properties during long-range transport of biomass burning from Canada to Central Europe in July 2013, Journal of Aerosol Science, vol. 101, pp. 156–173, 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.08.006
  9. Sokół P., Stachlewska I.S., Ungureanu I., Stefan S., 2014, Evaluation of the Boundary Layer Morning Transition Using the CL-31 Ceilometer Signals, Acta Geophysica, vol. 62 (2), pp. 367-380, 10.2478/s11600-013-0158-5
  10. Nemuc A., Stachlewska I.S., Vasilescu J., Górska A., Nicolae D., Talianu C., 2014, Optical properties of long-range transported volcanic ash over Romania and Poland during Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010, Acta Geophysica, vol. 62 (2), pp. 350-366, 10.2478/s11600-013-0180-7
  11. Stachlewska I.S., Piądłowski M., Migacz S., Szkop A., Zielińska A.J, Swaczyna P.L., 2012, Ceilometer observations of the boundary layer over Warsaw, Poland, Acta Geophysica, vol. 60 (5), pp. 1386-1412, 10.2478/s11600-012-0054-4
  12. Markowicz, K.M., Zielinski T., Pietruczuk A., Posyniak M., Zawadzka O., Makuch P., Stachlewska I.S., Jagodnicka A.K., Petelski T., Kumala W., Sobolewski P., Stacewicz T., 2012, Remote sensing measurements of the volcanic ash plume over Poland in April 2010, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 48, pp. 66-75, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.015

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