Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Lidar observations of volcanic dust over Polish Polar Station at Hornsund after eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull and Grimsvotn

Authors :
Belegante, L
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Nicola, D
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,,
Nemuc, A
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Talianu, C
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Derognat, C
ARIA Technologies SA, Boulogne Billancourt, France,
Bloch, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Karasiński, G.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Holmen, S.E
The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway,,
Dyrland, M.E
Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway,
Sigernes, F.
University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø Geophysical Observatory, Tromsø, Norway,
Karasiński, G
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Posyniak, M
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Bloch, M
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Sobolewski, P
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Małarzewski, Ł.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Soroka, J
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Abstract : Two significant volcanic eruptions, i.e., Eyjafjallajökull (April-May 2010) and Grímsvötn (May 2011) took place recently in Iceland. Within a few days after eruptions, layers of high aerosol concentration have been observed by multiwavelength lidar of the Polish Polar Station at Hornsund, Svalbard. Measurements of the aerosol’s optical properties indicated a possible presence of volcanic ash transported over the Station. The latter presumption was confirmed by the computed backward trajectories of air masses, showing their paths passing over the location of volcanoes.

Keywords : LIDAR, teledetekcja, aerozol atmosferyczny, masy powietrza, trajektoria, Arctic, LIDAR, remote sensing, atmospheric aerosol, air masses, trajectory, Arctic,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2014
Number : Vol. 62, no. 2
Page : 316 – 339

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Qute : Belegante, L ,Nicola, D ,Nemuc, A ,Talianu, C ,Derognat, C ,Bloch, M. ,Karasiński, G. ,Holmen, S.E ,Dyrland, M.E ,Sigernes, F. ,Karasiński, G ,Posyniak, M ,Bloch, M ,Sobolewski, P ,Małarzewski, Ł. ,Soroka, J ,Soroka, J , Lidar observations of volcanic dust over Polish Polar Station at Hornsund after eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull and Grimsvotn. Acta Geophysica Vol. 62, no. 2/2014