Atmospheric Physics

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • The ozone layer, including measurements of total ozone content using Dobson and Brewer spectrophotometers, measurements of vertical distribution of ozone by Umkehr method and the analysis of the variability of the ozone layer.
  • Solar radiation, with particular emphasis on radiation in the ultraviolet region of the solar spectrum.
  • Monitoring of atmospheric air pollutants: sulfur dioxide, ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, PM10.
  • Studies of atmospheric aerosol containing iron using Mössbauer spectroscopy.
  • Electricity of thunderstorms, with particular emphasis on cloud-to-ground and upper atmosphere lightning (Transient Luminous Events).
  • Fair-weather electricity, including measurements of the potential gradient, current density and electrical conductivity of air.
  • Global atmospheric electric circuit.
  • Planetary boundary layer.

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