ACTRIS: Discover TransNational Access Program to Research Facilities

The ACTRIS IMP project offers limited opportunities for free-of-charge Trans-National Access to specific services at 11 ACTRIS facilities comprising the Topical Centres, Data Centre, National Facilities, or combined ACTRIS Facilities, which are located in 10 different countries.The objective is to implement and test the service provision to assess and improve the reliability of the overall … Continue reading ACTRIS: Discover TransNational Access Program to Research Facilities

Building the Finnish-Russian Earth System Research Network (PEEX-FRESReN)

A new networking project PEEX-FRESReN (as a part of the Team Finland Knowledge programme) is giving an impulse for the Finnish – Russian collaboration in the Earth System Research. The project (to be started 1 Jan 2022) is linked to physical sciences with focus on atmospheric, hydrological, oceanological, and other disciplines. Students (advanced BSc, MSc, … Continue reading Building the Finnish-Russian Earth System Research Network (PEEX-FRESReN)

Russia’s first CARBON POLYGON: Potential for Collaboration with the PEEX

August 30, 2021 has marked the official opening of a CARBON POLYGON at the University of Tyumen’s (UTMN) Biological Station located on Lake Kuchak, Tyumen Region, Russia. The Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Andrei Fursenko, and the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Valeriy Falkov, were in attendance. This event was part … Continue reading Russia’s first CARBON POLYGON: Potential for Collaboration with the PEEX

Impact of climate change on different types of cryosphere in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Text by: Lobanov V.A.1, Grigorjeva A.A.2, Goroshkova N.I.3 1Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St.Petersburg, 2Yakutsk Hydrometeorological Department, Yakutsk, 3Russian State Hydrological Institute, St.Petersburg In the coldest territory of Russia, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the impact of climate change on two main characteristics of the cryosphere is considered: permafrost and ice regime of rivers. To study … Continue reading Impact of climate change on different types of cryosphere in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Estimation of the tropospheric and stratospheric CO2 content by ground-based IR technique

Published: 05 July 2021; https://doi.org/10.1134/S0001433821020110 Measured solar spectra of high spectral resolution possess specific information about the vertical distribution of some atmospheric gases. The assessment of the spectra informational value is provided by determining a degree of freedom for signal (dofs). This can be obtained from the solar spectra. Such information can be used to … Continue reading Estimation of the tropospheric and stratospheric CO2 content by ground-based IR technique

Thunderstorms activity – concerns for aviation

Summary of research Thunderstorms are a common natural phenomenon that significantly affects a flight safety worldwide. In our study (with focus on the Kyiv International Airport – Zhuliany, Ukraine) in total 379 cases of thunderstorms were investigated for 2009–2018. The methodological approach included in depth weather-climatological analysis and numerical modeling of thunderstorm activity. At the … Continue reading Thunderstorms activity – concerns for aviation

Thermal regime of soil active layer at the Bolshevik Island (Archipelago Severnaya Zemlya) during 2016 – 2020 years

Investigations of active soil layer on the Research station “Ice Base Cape Baranova’’ had been started in February 2016 after installation on the meteorological site sensors of Finnish Meteorological Institute: thermochain with IKES PT00 temperature sensors at depths of 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 cm, soil heat flux sensor HFP, and two ThetaProbe type … Continue reading Thermal regime of soil active layer at the Bolshevik Island (Archipelago Severnaya Zemlya) during 2016 – 2020 years

Effects of permafrost thaw on environment and well-being in Nordic and Russian Arctic will be assessed

The IBA-Permafrost project aims to assess the effects of permafrost thaw on environment, infrastructure, source of livehood, economy and health in the Nordic and Russian Artic region. The project will collect and discuss the most recent research results on the state and effects of thawing Arctic permafrost and use these for new modeling approaches. The … Continue reading Effects of permafrost thaw on environment and well-being in Nordic and Russian Arctic will be assessed

Modelling and validation of near-surface CO2 mixing ratio in Saint-Petersburg urban area, Russia

Since megacities largely determine the amount of anthropogenic CO2 emitted into the atmosphere (up to 70%), which is the most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas, it is crucial to estimate emissions of this gas from a particular city and even on a city-scale. An inverse modelling of CO2 emissions is a promising approach of the emission … Continue reading Modelling and validation of near-surface CO2 mixing ratio in Saint-Petersburg urban area, Russia

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 … Continue reading Background monitoring of atmospheric mercury in the Baikal region

Unprecedented high black carbon in the Arctic observed in September 2020

Authors: Dr. Olga Popovicheva, Vasilii Kobelev, Dr. Marina Chichaeva, Acad., Prof. Nikolay Kasimov Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia Unprecedented high black carbon in the Arctic is observed in September 2020 in the Northern Siberian Arctic, at the research aerosol station on the island Bely. The black carbon concentrations early in September were exceeded 20 times … Continue reading Unprecedented high black carbon in the Arctic observed in September 2020

Snow and ice mass balance in the Finnish Arctic

The Arctic Amplification (AA) has a direct impact on Boreal lakes. The warmer air temperature and enhanced snow condition favour granular ice formation in boreal lakes. In order to better understand climate change on Lake Ice phenology, a thermistor string-based ice mass balance (IMB) buoy called SIMBA (http://digital.ecomagazine.com/display_article.php?id=3771615&view=674747) has been deployed in Orajärvi lake in … Continue reading Snow and ice mass balance in the Finnish Arctic

Anthropogenic impacts on urban atmosphere: observations and modelling

Author: Assoc. Prod. Aaed Mkhanna, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia Contact: aaedmohanna(a)hotmail.com RSHU to students. The Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) as the University, provides a complex scientific knowledge to students that allow them to understand importance and danger of pollution in cities, and in particular, to study atmospheric transport, dispersion, deposition and chemical … Continue reading Anthropogenic impacts on urban atmosphere: observations and modelling

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

Strengthen PEEX Modelling Platform research and development through HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access Programme

The HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access Programme and its Scientific Users Selection Panel has approved and provided grants (which include financial support for up to 2 month visits to the University of Helsinki/ Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR) and access to the CSC super-computing infrastructure, resources, storage) for 2020-2021 to several successful PEEX community … Continue reading Strengthen PEEX Modelling Platform research and development through HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access Programme