EGU-2022: PEEX Special Session on Observation, Modelling and Assessment in the Arctic-Boreal Domain

Starting 2020, the PEEX special session on "Observation, Modelling and Assessment in the Arctic-Boreal Domain" is annually organized at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. In 2022, the EGU (https://www.egu22.eu) to be held during 3-8 April in Vienna, Austria. The session is linked to the Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX; http://www.atm.helsinki.fi/peex), a multi-disciplinary, -scale and -component … Continue reading EGU-2022: PEEX Special Session on Observation, Modelling and Assessment in the Arctic-Boreal Domain

Updates on the Megagrant project

The Megagrant website has been opened (https://megahapi.ru/; in test version until end of July 2021). Here we will upload here events, main achievements and project deliverables, both with structure and research activities.    Meanwhile, the research activities were done recently by Moscow State University (MSU) team, some of them are presented below.  Under working package2.   The … Continue reading Updates on the Megagrant project

Horizon 2020 CRiceS project on Climate relevant interactions and feedbacks

The Horizon-2020 CRiceS (Climate Relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of sea ice and Snow in the polar and global climate system) project coordinated by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, Finland) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France). The new project (start in September 2021) led by Prof. Risto Makkonen (FMI) … Continue reading Horizon 2020 CRiceS project on Climate relevant interactions and feedbacks

iCUPE project final science workshop

On 9-10 June 2021, the online final scientific meeting of the Horizon-2020 iCUPE project (coordinated by Prof. Tuukka Petaja, University of Helsinki) took place. During these two days, the participants (almost 40 from the iCUPE Partners/Institutions of the European countries and Russian collaborators) presented results and outcomes of research on ground-based component for short-lived climate … Continue reading iCUPE project final science workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Ozone layer projections – advanced measurements and modelling

Text by Yuri M. Timofeev, Georgii Nerobelov, SPBU, St. Petersburg, Russia In December 2020, the St.Petersburg State University (SPBU, St. Petersburg, Russia) was announced among the Russian Universities awarded the MegaGrant from the Government of the Russian Federation. The financial support was granted for a three-year period (2021-2023) for research to be conducted under the … Continue reading Ozone layer projections – advanced measurements and modelling

Investigation of heat waves indices applicability for the territory of Ukraine – summary of research

Authors: Ivan Kostyrko (contact email: vanfildin(a)gmail.com) and 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, several … Continue reading Investigation of heat waves indices applicability for the territory of Ukraine – summary of research

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

iCUPE Datasets for Polar Regions

The Horizon-2020 iCUPE (Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments; https://www.atm.helsinki.fi/icupe) project is at its final stage. The project (coordinated by Prof. Tuukka Petaja, University of Helsinki, Finland) has focus on improving the understanding of pollution sources and sinks, environmental and anthropogenic changes and elements of the polar areas. The iCUPE research work carried out … Continue reading iCUPE Datasets for Polar Regions

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.; … Continue reading NEWS from BASENET working group