VIDEO of Awarded STSM grants

Title: Assessment of AMS data measured during autumn campaign 2018 at rural background station in Central Europe

Name: Petra Pokorná

Home: Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (ICPF), Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Host: Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering (SAGE), IMT Lille Douai, France

Date: March 4, 2019 – March 29, 2019

Short Description of STSM: The aim of the STSM was to train the applicant in the analysis of a size-distributed AMS data sampled during the autumn campaign 2018 at the National Atmospheric Observatory Košetice (NAOK), Czech Republic. NAOK is considered as a rural background station representative for Central Europe and included in ACTRIS, EMEP, ICOS, and GAW networks.

Title: Chemical characterization by high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometry of the Sarajevo Canton Field Campaign 2017-2018 (SAFICA) aerosol

Name: Katja Džepina

Home: University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

Host: Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Date: November 12, 2018 – December 1, 2018

Short Description of STSM: The purpose of this STSM Grant, with a grantee Dr. Katja Džepina from the University of Rijeka and hosted by Dr. Andre Prevot at the Paul Scherrer Institute, was an off-line laboratory Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) analysis of all PM10 samples filter-collected during the Sarajevo Canton Field Campaign 2018 (SAFICA) to elucidate the Sarajevo Canton aerosol chemical composition as well as their emission sources and atmospheric processing. Therefore, AMS laboratory measurements and their subsequent data analysis will yield crucial, not previously available information about the emission sources and transformations of the Sarajevo Canton aerosol.

Title: Testing methodologies for the measurement of organic nitrate using the ACSM systems (Manchester)

Name: Zainab Bibi

Home: France


Date: 26th Nov-5th Dec 2018

Short Introduction: Zainab Bibi is a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester. Her research is about identifying the new methods for studying atmospheric soot. She has participated in COLOSSAL COST Action CA16109 in Paris to participate an evidence-based guideline for real-time chemical characterization of fine atmospheric aerosols and recommend the manufacturers some desirable features of instrumentation for the determination of real-time chemical characterization and source apportionment of fine atmospheric aerosols. Despite her PhD work she is working as Research Fellow for Operation Earth Project and also won several accolades including the Queens Young Leaders Award in 2016.