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ReACT stands for Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the focus of the Atmospheric Research Unit operating under the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining several Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources and infrastructure of IAASARS/NOA.

The scientific mission of ReACt is to promote world-class research towards understanding the Mediterranean climate and the regional processes that lead to extreme weather. More specifically, ReACT utilizes the synergy of ground-based and space-borne remote sensing along with theoretical models to understand the complex aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions that we meet in the Mediterranean environment. More specifically, ReACT aims to:
  1. conduct basic atmospheric research to understand the atmospheric life cycle of aerosols, clouds and trace gases and access their impact on climate and extreme weather;
  2. continuously observe the physical and optical properties of aerosols, clouds and trace gases from ground sites, aircrafts and ships, to provide reference datasets for model evaluation/assimilation and satellite Cal/Val studies;
  3. utilize Earth System Models to interpret the observations and understand/parameterize complex atmospheric processes;
  4. provide atmospheric and climate services for Eastern Mediterranean;
  5. develop new remote sensing technologies for atmospheric research in collaboration with the industry; and
  6. participate in regional and global scale networks as well as Pan-European Research Infrastructures to enhance and disseminate knowledge and scientific understanding on climate issues.

About Us

ReACT stands for “Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the research focus of the respective research team led by Dr. Vassilis Amiridis. ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining a number of Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources, infrastructure and experience of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS).

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+30 210 81 09 182

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react[at]noa.gr

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