Central European PM studies

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Central European PM studies is an transnational initiative for the research of atmospheric particulate matter (PM), or atmospheric aerosols.

Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic share many problems related to particulate matter (PM) pollution:

  • Long-lasting pollution episodes in winter time due to the continental climate
  • Increasing volume of non-regulated PM emissions from households
  • Increasing volume of traffic emissions
  • Non-compliance with EU regulation for PM10 and PM2.5 in many sites
  • Pollution transport across different regions
  • Sources and fate of ultrafine particles

Current partners

TROPOS: Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung), Leipzig.

IPIS-PAN: Institute of Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Instytut Podstaw Inżynierii Środowiska Polskiej Akademii Nauk), Zabrze.

IETU: Institute For Ecology of Industrial Areas (Instytut Ekologii Terenów Uprzemysłowionych) , Katowice.

IMGW: Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Instytut Meteorologii i Gospodarki Wodnej), Kraków.

ICPF: Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (Ustav chemickych procesu), Praha.

CHMI: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (Český hydrometeorologický ústav), Praha and Ústi n.l.

FH Düsseldorf, Department of mechanical engineering and process engineering, Düsseldorf.

Intensive winter campaign 2013

In Januar and February 2013, we will examine wintertime pollution episodes occurring in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Besides routine measurements, the deployment of the following specialised instrumentation is planned:

Instrument Parameters Measurement site Operator Comment
Ceilometer Jenoptik 15kx Surface layer depth, cloud base height Zabrze IPIS-PAN TROPOS (W. Birmili, B. Heese) Start ~ 14/1/2013
Ten-stage Berner impactor Organic trace species Zabrze IPIS-PAN TROPOS (K. Müller) Start ~ 14/1/2013
Scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) Particle number size distribution 10-800 nm Zabrze IPIS-PAN TROPOS (W. Birmili, K. Weinhold) Start ~ 14/1/2013
MAAP Aerosol absorption / BC Zabrze IPIS-PAN Zabrze IPIS-PAN
ELPI Particle number size distribution Zabrze IPIS-PAN Zabrze IPIS-PAN also chemical composition
Grimm Optical Particle Counter Particle number size distribution 250-20000 nm Zabrze IPIS-PAN FH Düsseldorf (K. Weber)
Grimm Nano-Check Particle number 25-300 nm Zabrze IPIS-PAN FH Düsseldorf (K. Weber)
Grimm Optical Particle Counter Particle number size distribution 250-20000 nm Ultra light aircraft FH Düsseldorf (K. Weber) likely to fly under non-cloudy weather conditions
Ten-stage Berner impactor Organic trace species Melpitz TROPOS (K. Müller) Start ~ 14/1/2013

A sample ceilometer measurement in Zabrze, January 15, 2013.

Associated projects

  • AIR SILESIA: Elucidating the sources and effects of pollution in the Polish-Czech border region.
  • UltraSchwarz: Ultrafine particles and health in the German-Czech cross-border region
  • UFIREG: Ultrafine Particles – an evidence based contribution to the development of regional and European environmental and health policy

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