Lidar Arctic Monitoring of the Atmosphere (LAMA)

Updated 2012-08-16

Station realizes optical active remote sensing using multiwavelength elastic and Raman scattering lidar. It gives a view to the atmospheric stratification and aerosol concentration. By spatial and time localization of the higher aerosol concentration evidence there is possible determination of source of aerosol origin using HYSPLIT backward trajectory model. Station is also member of AERONET (Aerosol Robotic Network) within NASA and performing observation of solar radiation for determination of atmospheric optical properties.

Time frame

Project time span
2004 -
Data collection
2004 -
Data processing
2004 -
Data reporting
2004 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Grzegorz KarasiƄski

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Arctic, Circumpolar
Stations or areas where observations are made

Polish Polar Station, Hornsund

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IGFPAN)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

not directly involved in observations, but coordinating data and information (e.g., AMAP): Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Science Networks: Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET)

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