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Ground Based Remote Sensing

In ReACT we are using active and passive remote sensing to investigate atmospheric processes of importance to climate research, weather forecast, aviation and air quality.

Our experimental and theoretical work is dedicated to studies of aerosols, clouds, water vapour and their interactions using measurements from our ground-based long-term stations (Athens, PANGEA-Antikythera, Finokalia), dedicated experimental campaigns, and long-lived space borne sensors.

Key topics of our research are:

  • The investigation of the processes that determine the life cycle of dust and its interactions with clouds and radiation.
  • The development of new lidar instruments for dedicated studies (e.g. new polarimetric observations, evaluation of space borne lidar missions).
  • The investigation of key atmospheric parameters (e.g. optical and physical properties of aerosols, clouds, water vapor, temperature, wind) above the Mediterranean.
  • The 24/7 monitoring of the atmosphere, from the ground up to the stratosphere, supporting governmental and European infrastructures regulating aviation and air quality hazards (e.g. volcano eruptions, fires)."

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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Vas.Sofias 79

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+30 210 81 09 182



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