Atmospheric and Environmental Physics
Research and activities in this field focus on the theoretical and experimental study of the atmospheric boundary layer and on its applications in air quality issues.
Physics and chemistry of the ozone layer and propagation of solar radiation through the atmosphere. Interactions of solar radiation with atmospheric constituents (atmospheric aerosols and atmospheric gases). Radiative transfer modeling and impacts of UV radiation. Solar energy.
Atmospheric and Environmental Physics with emphasis on Global Change; climate change; greenhouse warming effects on the atmosphere; anthropogenic and natural variability of stratospheric and tropospheric ozone and related effects on Ultra Violet radiation, stratospheric dynamics and climate. Use and development of a fully coupled Chemistry-Climate Model (EMAC- Echam5/Messy) to simulate evolution of the atmosphere in the 21st century.
Development and improvement of optical systems for remote sensing of atmospheric constituents and parameters, and of solar radiation. Quality assurance and quality control of measurements. Design and operation of monitoring networks.