Remote sensing

Within the frame of remote sensing of the atmosphere elastic backscatter LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) system was developed. LIDAR technique based on the elastic backscattering of the emitted laser radiation by the atmospheric aerosols, allows the real time visualization of the suspended particles with high temporal and spatial resolution. It is based on a pulsed Nd:YAG laser source with 532 nm, and 1064 nm wavelengths, and the received signals provide the time-height indication of the atmosphere on the basis of aerosol optical parameters such as the backscattering and/or the extinction coefficients. The results of LIDAR experimental measurements has been analyzed using Dust Regional Atmospheric Modeling (DREAM) system in the case of transport of mineral aerosol for Saharan dust outbreak transported to our country. Organized LIDAR measurements together with simulations with meteorological models provide a basic tool in studies of aerosol transport over Europe and its impact on European climate.

Opticke osobine aerosola