Enviro-PEEX(Plus) on ECMWF HPC – Research, Development and Application for PEEX-Modelling-Platform

A new project at the ECMWF entitled “Research and development for integrated  meteorology – atmospheric composition multi-scales and – processes modelling for the Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX) domain for weather, air quality and climate applications” (2021-2023; https://www.atm.helsinki.fi/peex/index.php/projects/226-enviro-peex-plus-on-ecmwf) has started this January. The Universities and research organizations from Finland, Denmark, Italy, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine are participating…

Background monitoring of atmospheric mercury in the Baikal region

Two-year study (2013-2015) of the gaseous elementary mercury (thereafter, mercury) was carried out at locations of two weather monitoring stations (near settlements Listvyanka and Tankhoj) in the Southern and Western Pribaikalye in a vicinity of the Lake Baikal. During the first period, the mercury analyzer Lumex RA-915AM was installed on the territory of the meteorological…

International Symposium on Atmospheric Radiation and Dynamics

The International Symposium on Atmospheric Radiation and Dynamics (ISARD-2021) will take place during 29 June – 2 July 2021 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ISARD-2021 Special Sections are: 1. Satellite sounding of atmosphere and surface 2. Remote sensing of atmosphere and underlying surface in different spectral ranges 3. Radiative transfer theory 4. Radiation-cloud and radiation-aerosol…

Science Education: MODEST Courses for Doctoral Students in “Communication and Cooperation” and “Research”

In December 2020, two virtual events were arranged and carried out by the Erasmus+ MODEST project (https://www.emodest.eu) to report status/ progress in development of courses for doctoral students for the Strand-C “Communication and Cooperation” (8 December) and Strand-A “Research” (15 December). The PhD courses in development include the following: C1 “Commercialization of Research”, C2 “Personal…

Russian MegaGrant for the “Megapolis – heat and pollution island” project granted for Acad. Markku Kulmala

Academician Markku Kulmala, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research at the University of Helsinki, Finland, has been granted a Mega Grant by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. Academician Kulmala will be the Leading Scientist of the project called “Megapolis – heat and pollution island: interdisciplinary hydroclimatic, geochemical and…

PEEX research collaboration – INEP KSC RAS and UHEL-INAR – virtual meeting

PEEX virtual meeting on research collaboration took place on 12 November 2020 (Apatity / Helsinki) with 26 researchers from the Institute of Industrial Ecology Problems in the North, Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences (INEP KSC RAS) and the University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR), whom jointly attended the…

International Scientific Conference “Earth and Space” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Acad. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev

Text by: Victor Binenko, Dr.Sci., Liudmila Romanyuk, PhD, Alexandra Manvelova, MSc (SRCES RAS, St.Petersburg, Russia). During 20-21 October 2020, St. Petersburg hosted the International Scientific Conference “Earth and Space” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Academician Kirill Yakovlevich Kondratiev. This conference was organized by the Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety of the Russian Academy…

Steps towards building scientific and educational collaboration

Since June 2019 (when the joint Memorandum of Understanding -MoU- was signed), the PEEX programme maintains sustainable contacts with Ukrainian partners interested in PEEX collaboration on research and educational agendas; and PEEX promotes its Science Plan activities and SMEAR Station concept as the main ideology for developing improved and inter- and multi-disciplinary approach for meteorology/…

A GIS and WUDAPT based mapping of the local climate zones in Ukrainian cities

Text by Mariia Matviienko (contact email: matviyenkomaria(a)gmail.com) & Olga Shevchenko (contact email: olga.s.meteo(a)gmail.com) Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK), Kyiv, Ukraine The understanding of the aspects of impact of built environment on urban microclimate can make the lives of millions of people more comfortable by organizing urban spaces in an appropriate way. It is well known…