Activities continue in PEEX RADI Office in Beijing

Dear PEEX program, colleagues and scientists, we hope everyone is doing well in this special time, and safe, with our regards. As we all notice that, the outbreak of Covid-19 has been influencing people’s lives globally, and it must be also indicating us that we are all living in a unique Earth planet without borders,…

“Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) – Part II” special issue in the journal ACP

The new PEEX special issue has just been issued entitled “Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) – Part II” as part of the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). The special issue papers are edited by the ACP co-editors. Coordinators: Dominick Spracklen and Paul Zieger | Veli-Matti Kerminen, Martin Heimann, Tuomas Laurila. As of today, authors can submit…

NEWS from BASENET working group

A novel paper by Chalov et al. (2020) presents the fate of river-borne chemicals under control by changing flow conditions. The study which is based on the novel approach and combines together sampling and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) water velocity transects, allows to accurately estimate the depth-integrated instantaneous chemicals flux. Chalov, S.; Moreido, V.;…

First results of the Megacity project – Moscow

In the complex situation of the plurality of emissions, an important research task remains in the Moscow megacity environment for assessment of the air quality and potential sources through aerosol composition analyses. Comprehensive synergetic Project “Integrated technology for environment assessment of Moscow megacity based on chemical analysis of microparticle composition in the “atmosphere – snow…

On space weather factors which can impact terrestrial physical processes

Olga M. Stupishina 1, E.G. Golovina 2 1 Saint-Petersburg State University, Physics, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (olgastupishina@yandex.ru) 2 Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (goloveg@yandex.ru) The main idea of our work is to find out the perspective points for the investigation of space factors which can impact physical processes on Earth surface. Some decades ago…

PEEX Special Session at EGU-2020

The PEEX Headquarters (PEEX-HQ) Helsinki organized a virtual-meeting as a tele-conference on 7th May 2020. The tele-conference was opened by the plenary talk on “PEEX potential: Comprehensive observations, science diplomacy, COVID19″ by Academician Markku Kulmala. Kulmala addressed new air quality results and findings from Beijing, China during COVID-19, the importance of continuous measurements, and the…

MODEST Training on Organization and Management of Doctoral Training and Research Methodology

Helsinki/ Hyytiälä, Finland, 27-28 May 2020 Test by Dr. Alexander Mahura, INAR/University of Helsinki During 27-28 May 2020, the Erasmus+ MODEST project training “Organization and Management of Doctoral Training and Research Methodology” took place as the virtual (Zoom) event hosted by the University of Helsinki (UHEL)/ Brunel University London (BUL) team. This event, originally planned…

Investigation of heat waves indices applicability for the territory of Ukraine

Text by Ivan Kostyrko (contact email: vanfildin(a)gmail.com) & Olga Shevchenko (contact email: olga.s.meteo(a)gmail.com) Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK), Kyiv, Ukraine During the last decades, the number of heatwaves (HWs) has increased worldwide. Therefore, it is very important to determine the duration, intensity, and other HW characteristics, in particular under climate change condition. In this study,…

Estimates of anthropogenic CO2 emissions from satellite and ground based measurements

Y. Timofeyev1, G. Nerobelov1, S. Smyshlyaev2, I. Berezin1, Y. Virolainen1, M. Makarova1, A. Poberovsky1, A. Polyakov1, and S. Foka1 1Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (y.timofeev@spbu.ru) 2Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (smyshl@rshu.ru) The influence of greenhouse gases on Earth climate motivated people to establish monitoring systems and set a task before humanity to…

WMO surveys the research community’s response to Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us in many ways. It has also spurred many studies regarding the impacts on air quality, the roles of air pollutants in spreading the disease (maybe on aerosols) and on exacerbating negative health outcomes. We feel that WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) has important roles to play related…