Extensive aircraft campaign across the Russian Arctic: overcoming pandemic 2020

Authors: Mikhail Arshinov and Boris Belan V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (IAO SB RAS; see end of article for full affiliations). V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics is now undertaking an extensive research aircraft campaign aimed to document chemical composition of the air shed above the Russian Arctic … Continue reading Extensive aircraft campaign across the Russian Arctic: overcoming pandemic 2020

MOSAiC: onboard the largest Arctic expedition in history

It isn't called the "largest Arctic expedition in History" for nothing. Last September 2019, the first group of researchers embarked on Leg 1 of the 1-year long expedition that will drift across the Arctic. In total, over 500 researchers from 20 countries are involved onboard and more behind the scenes for a project aimed at … Continue reading MOSAiC: onboard the largest Arctic expedition in history

Expedition to Turgen-Aksu glacier, Kyrgyzstan

Two INAR scientists David Brus and Jonas Svensson (both from FMI) together with ex-INARian Magdalena Brus (ICOS HO) have recently participated in a scientific expedition to Turgen-Aksu glacier in Kyrgyzstan. The main mission of the expedition was building a capacity of the Kyrgyz Hydromet to monitor the glaciers in Kyrgyzstan, since their knowledge, experience and … Continue reading Expedition to Turgen-Aksu glacier, Kyrgyzstan

Siberian aerosol measurements at Fonovaya station

Not so long time ago, the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki, started a new measurement campaign in the boreal forest of Siberia. The measurements are taking place at station Fonovaya, Tomsk region. I've worked at this station for two weeks, and that is why I want to tell you … Continue reading Siberian aerosol measurements at Fonovaya station