Concordia Multi-Process Atmospheric Studies (CoMPASs): study of the vertical structure of the Antarctic atmosphere with a synergy of different remote sensing techniques.

Year: 2014

Authors: Bianchini G., Argentini S., Baldi M., Cairo F., Calzolari F., Casasanta G., Conidi A., Del Guasta M., Di Natale G., Lupi A., Mazzola M., De Muro M., Palchetti L., Petenko I., Petkov B., Snels M., Stefano F., Trivellone G., Viola A.,
Viterbini M.

Autors Affiliation: INO-CNR, ISAC-CNR


More Information: The main research themes follow the vertical structure of the atmosphere:

– Characterization of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) in terms of
dynamics, turbulence and radiation, especially during the winter
period, in which the ABL has peculiar properties in terms of reduced
thickness and extreme sensitivity to external forcing.

– Study of the clouds in the free troposphere, which, in the region of
Dome C, shows a remarkable variability, both daily and seasonal, and
therefore requires continuous monitoring to quantify its interactions
with the neighboring atmospheric layers.

– Study of the stratospheric processes within the Antarctic polar
vortex, as ozone chemistry and polar stratospheric clouds, carried out
throughout the year in order to constantly follow the evolution of the
vortex itself.

KeyWords: Antarctica; Remote sensing; Atmosphere; Climate;