Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Project NCN OPUS 9
grant No. NCN 2013/09/B/ST10/03553

Remote sensing studies of variability of optical properties
of aerosols during transportation over the area of Poland
primary investigator: Aleksander Pietruczuk, associate professor

The objective of the project is to understand aerosols optical properties in central and southern Poland divided into aerosols type and distance to a potential aerosols source. Changes of aerosols optical properties on the way from the source region to the measurement point in central Poland will be also studied. The objective will be achieved by coordinated measurements of aerosols optical properties in three locations in Poland supported by analysis of satellite based measurements. Aerosols typing based on measured optical properties will be developed. Potential source regions of aerosols will also be appointed.


Kryza, M., Werner, M., Szkop, A., Guzikowski, J., & Pietruczuk, A. (2017, April). How does the long range transport of aerosols from biomass burning affect air quality in Poland-a case study with the WRF-Chem model. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 19, p. 16033).

Pietruczuk, A. (2013). Short term variability of aerosol optical thickness at Belsk for the period 2002–2010. Atmospheric environment, 79, 744-750.

Pietruczuk, A., & Posyniak, M. (2015, April). Aplication of LIRIC algorithm to study aerosol transport over Belsk, Poland. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 17).

A. Pietruczuk and A. Szkop. (2015, September). „Statistical analysis of aerosols optical properties and backward trajectories to find possible aerosol source regions”, EAC 2015, 6-11 September 2015 Milano, Italy

Pietruczuk A., Szop A. (2017, June). Comparison of LIRIC retrievals to WRF-Chem model at Belsk, Poland. ILRC28, June 25-30 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Posyniak, M., Pietruczuk, A., & Szkop, A. (2015, April). Optical design and development of the Near Range Lidar system for aerosol investigation at Belsk. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 17)

A. Szkop and A. Pietruczuk. (2015, September). „An empirical comparison of aerosol layer detection capabilities between Lufft CHM_15k “Nimbus” and Vaisala CL31 ceilometers”, EAC 2015, EAC 2015, 6-11 September 2015 Milano, Italy

Szkop, A., & Pietruczuk, A. (2016, October). An exceptionally elevated PBL as well as free troposphere aerosol observations during August 2015 summer heat-wave over Racibórz, Poland. In SPIE Remote Sensing (pp. 100010U-100010U). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Szkop, A., Pietruczuk, A., & Posyniak, M. (2016). Classification of aerosol over central europe by cluster analysis of aerosol columnar optical properties and backward trajectory statistics. Acta Geophysica, 64(6), 2650-2676.

Szkop, A., & Pietruczuk, A. (2017). Analysis of aerosol transport over southern Poland in August 2015 based on a synergy of remote sensing and backward trajectory techniques. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(1), 016039-016039.

Szkop, A., & Pietruczuk, A. (2017, June). Comparison between cailometer observations and simulated backscatter retrievals based on WRF-Chem model. ILRC28 June 25-30, 2017, Bucharest, Romania